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Large Fossil Wood Quartz Crystal Druze Rare Petrified Wood Permineralized

Large Fossil Wood Quartz Crystal Druze Rare Petrified Wood Permineralized

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Petrified Wood Adorned with a Delectable Quartz Druze

35 million years ago the mineral quartz fossilised the wood of dead roots and converted it into petrified wood.  In this care, the former annual rings were opened, and hollow spaces were formed on which the tiny delicate quartz crystals would grow & flourish.

Each piece tells a story of time & transformation, making each not just objects of sheer natural beauty & history but also highly coveted collectibles.  With the original site now inaccessible, owing one of these beautiful specimens adds a touch of exclusivity to any collection and décor.

Size : H 53 x 20 x 14 cm

Weight: 10 KG

Location :  Zwenkau, Leipzig , Saxony Germany.

Age : 35 Million Years Old

This is by far the best batch we have been lucky enough to secure, all pieces have excellent quartz coverage.

A truly Stunning Interior design piece of the highest quality covered in Quartz, druzy, would make for fantastic home or office decor, a very unique display piece.

Petrified Wood : Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment or volcanic ash and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition. Mineral-laden water flowing through the covering material deposits minerals in the plant's cells; as the plant's lignin and cellulose decay, a stone mold forms in its place. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely.[ A forest where such material has petrified becomes known as a petrified forest.

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