Petrified Wood Bookends Madagascar
These Petrified Wood bookends were mined, crafted and hand
polished in Madagascar.
Dimensions: Height: 4.75 (smaller)
Chemical composition: SiO 2 (larger)
Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into
stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization.
All of the organic matter is replaced by minerals, while much
of the original structure such as tree rings in retained.
The color is due to the different minerals that replace the original
wood structure, for example, iron creates reds and oranges. The
area around Ambilobe, Madagascar is extensively mined for very
colorful petrified wood that was deposited during the Triassic period,
approximately 220 million years ago. Nearly all of this wood is from
the Araucaria, a type of conifer commonly referred to as the Monkey
- Product Type: Unknown Type
- Collection: Geology