Petrified Palm Wood Stone Sphere Indonesia
This hand-cut sphere is 2.5 inches or 65 mm in diameter, and made from Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Indonesia.
This one has tiny splashes of gold Pyrite!
This gemstone is the fossilized wood of palm trees from the Oligocene Epoch, about 20 to 40 million years ago.
The petrified wood formed when a tree died and was buried by sediments. Minerals in the groundwater then permeated the wood, replacing the original organic matter and turning it to stone. The main mineral is silica, but trace elements in the silica create a variety of colors.
The stone contains prominent, rodlike structures within the regular grain of the silicified wood, which form the characteristic spotted look of palm wood. Depending on how the stone is cut, these structures show up as spots, tapering rods or lines.
Metaphysical Properties of Petrified Palm Wood: Petrified Wood is said to remove petty annoyances and enhance one's connection to earth and nature.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.