PETRIFIED WOOD

PETRIFIED WOOD

BUSINESS SUCCESS

Composition: (Na,Ca)1-2Si3-2O8

 

Healing: Stone of business success. Strengthens the skeletal system. Stone for life long commitment and love. Eliminates worries & provides strength. Good for grounding & overcoming dizziness. Aids the spinal column.

 

Cool facts: 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 having turned completely into stone by the process of per mineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. 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 and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition.

The woods tend to be Triassic in age with most being Podocarpus sp.