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Petrified wood is derived from the Greek word root petro. It means rock or stone. It literally means wood turned into stone. It’s the name given to the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. Petrified Wood is the result of a tree turning into stone through the process of permineralization. The petrification process takes place underground when the wood begins to be covered with debris. The mineral-rich water that flows through the waste deposits the minerals in the wood cells, thus transforming them into stone. Wood takes about a hundred years to petrify. It comes in a variety of colors when elements such as copper, iron, and manganese are petrified in mud or water.
Petrified Wood is Alberta, Canada’s provincial stone, and it’s also the state gem of Washington, USA. Petrified Wood’s notable locations include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, India, Libya. It can also be found in Namibia, Ukraine, and the UK.