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Petrified Wood

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A decorative type of fossil wood where the original organic material has been replaced - usually by chalcedony or agate (cryptocrystalline quartz), but sometimes by opal, coal, pyrite, calcite and others.

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Synonyms of Petrified WoodHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz22 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Groutite14 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Groutite on mindat.org.
Chalcedony14 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.
Precious Opal10 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Precious Opal on mindat.org.
Jasper10 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Jasper on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz6 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Wood Opal5 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Wood Opal on mindat.org.
Fluorite4 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Agate4 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Agate on mindat.org.
Malachite4 photos of Petrified Wood associated with Malachite on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Petrified WoodHide

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Versteinertes Holz, extra Lapis No 7, Christian Weise Verlag, München 1994 (in German).
DERNBACH U. (1996): Versteinerte Wälder, D’Oro Verlag, 188 pp. (in German)
DANIELS F. (1998): Petrified Wood, The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads, Western Colorado Publishing Company, Grand Junction, 170 pp.
GREGOR, VELITZELOS & HOLLEIS (2005): Fossile Wälder, Fossile Hölzer, Pseudowälder. DOCUMENTA NATURAE Band 154, München, xx pp. (in German).
DANIELS F. & DAYVAULT R. (2006): Ancient Forests, a closer look at petrified wood. Western Colorado Publishing Company, Grand Junction, 456 pp.

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Localities for Petrified WoodHide

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