We have TONS of petrified wood we collected from Brilliant, Alabama.
We have all different sizes ranging from tiny to huge! We can sell them per piece or in groups!
This is some of our wood. As you can see there are different kinds!
What is petrified wood?
Petrified wood is made up of tree trunks that were buried in the mud, sand,or volcanic ash 150 million years ago, and has turned to stone. In general, wood takes fewer than 100 years to petrify. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely.
How is it formed?
This action is caused by water that seeps through the mud and sand, into the buried logs.There it fills the empty cells of the decaying wood with mineral matter, until the present in this varietwhole structure has become solid stone. Smoky Quartz from Brilliant, Alabama.
It's even mystical!
Some special form of petrified wood comes from Brilliant, Alabama. It is also called brilliant wood for the town from which it is found and for the crystalline formations on it, which sparkle in the sun. "Legend has it that the fairies upon seeing the destruction of their beautiful forests by man wept tears upon the fallen trees which turned into the beautiful tiny crystals to remind man of his folly upon nature".