One of the most well-known fossils, petrified wood is a fascinating example of mineral replacement. Trees in ancient ecosystems were buried in thick layers of sediments. Over eons of time, each wood fiber was replaced crystals of silica, in the form of agate. The rainbow of colors comes from trace minerals such as iron and manganese oxides. The petrified wood found in Northeastern Arizona is from the late Triassic period, over 200 million years ago.
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THE DIAMOND OF THE TRIASSIC PERIOD
Petrified wood is about 180 million to 220 million years old. There are several different species of petrified wood. Araucarioxlon Arizonaicum, Woodworthia, Schilderia, Dadoxylon. etc. We have the best selection of Petrified Wood. Some shipping cost can be saved with multiple item orders.
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