About Fossilized wood
Fossilized Wood, known as petrified wood, forms when a tree or woody plant has turned to stone due to being buried by sediment and protected from decay. Petro in Greek means "rock" or "stone". As groundwater flows through the sediment it replaces the tree or plant material with an inorganic material such as calcite, opal, calcite, or silica. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that can exhibit preserved details of the bark and wood. It can be found all over the world.
Mohs scale: 7-8
Mineral Class: Silicates
Location: USA, Germany, New Zealand, Thailand, Madagascar, Australia, and many more.
Colors: Brown, Black/Brown, Cream, Tan, Red, Yellow
Care of Fossilized Wood
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Fossilized Wood
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign: Leo
Vibration: Number 77