Oh you better knock, knock on wood! LuxeRox is lucky to announce the offerings of a rare Petrified Wood specimen from the city of Ambilobe in Madagascar. These fossils are from the Araucaria tree, a type of extinct conifer.
How does a coniferous tree get ready for a date? They SPRUCE themselves up! Ok, that was acorn-y joke but we had to do it!
On a more serious note, Petrified Wood from this region of Madagascar dates back to 220 million years ago. This was the beginning of the Triassic period when the supercontinent of Pangea started to break apart into modern day continents along with the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Over the eons, the organic matter in these coniferous trees gets replaced by minerals (carbon, copper, iron, manganese) while most of the original structure like the tree rings stay intact.
It’s no surprise that Petrified Wood is known as a calming and grounding stone that fills you with the feeling of security. Since it was once a living, breathing tree that has fossilized over millions of years ago, it’s believed to promote patience and increase perseverance. Gift this fossil for someone who is launching a new goal or taking a new path. Petrified wood is also an excellent stone for meditating.
Specimen Locality: Ambilobe, Madagascar
Read more about Petrified Wood and how its formed from our LuxeRox Mineral Library
Palm-size specimen crafted by Mother Earth
LuxeRox Lucite Mineral Display stand (4” x 4”)
LuxeRox Velvet Storage Pouch (5” x 6”)
From the desk of LuxeRox: All specimens from LuxeRox are rough natural material. Every order contains a one-of-a-kind work of art as crafted by Mother Nature. All specimens will vary slightly in size, color, and shape. All subscription-based specimens will fit in our signature LuxeRox velvet pouch and mineral stand. Not a single type of specimen will ever be the same.