Petrified Wood Stone Sphere Fossil
This is a Petrified Wood sphere from Northwest American, but I'm afraid I do not know exactly where or what type of wood. If you know, please let me know!
This Petrified Wood sphere is 2.5 inches or 62 mm in diameter. It is hand cut and not quite perfect. It also is indented along some of the white growth lines.
Tree trunks were buried under several hundred yards of sediment. Over the course of time the wood was replaced by cryptocrystalline quartz, largely chalcedony and jasper. During the replacement process by silica carried in underground waters, even the most minute details of the woody structure was preserved.
Metaphysical Properties: Petrified Wood is a stone of patience and slow and steady growth.