Petrified Wood

Extremely rare and exquisite pieces of prehistory unearthed by Oxfordshire-based Jurassic Stone mare now available as works of art.
Petrified Wood is a remarkable and fascinating phenomenon; a three dimensional fossilised representation of a tree, once living and breathing yet turned completely into stone by the process of petrification, which occurs underground when the tree has fallen and becomes buried. Over a long period of time, due to the lack of oxygen and a flow of mineral-rich watery sediments in the ground, all of the organic matter is replaced with minerals while retaining the structure of the wood; preserving it in its original shape but as pure stone with all of its magnificent detail including grain structure, growth rings, knots and bark.
Petrified Wood is semi-precious and has a Mohs hardness rating of 7, the same as quartz crystal.
Carefully excavated by local villagers to sustain vegetation and wildlife, Jurassic Stone’s Petrified Wood is unearthed from its own private land in the Black Sea region; cleaned, collected and delivered locally by traditional donkey and cart, then shipped to the UK. Here, the extraordinary rock is selected, lapped and polished to museum standards.
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