Petrified Wood Slices Natural Rough Gemstone Specimen (200gm)



200grams of THINLY SLICED SPECIMENS OF PETRIFIED WOOD - Great Value!   RRP - $4-35 each piece

Gemstone: Petrified Wood

Thinly sliced really for cutting or jewellery, not yet polished, 200gm bag, number of pieces vary based on size but approximately 3-10

Vivid colours, natural gemstone GEMSTONE 

These gems show the original tree markings where they have been transformed into Genuine Gemstones, we hand collected these over decades of fossicking and we have so many it is time to move some on, we have large barrels here and will select them out as you purchase.

Finish: Beautifully Natural Form, Untumbled, Rough precut slices

Location Origin of stone: Chinchilla, Australia

Perfect for gem cutting

Beautiful markings, gems,

Lovely natural crystal / mineral specimens

You can see the fascinating colours and natural shape, sure to delight all.

Quantity / Weight of Gem:  200gm

Quite rare & lovely

Why buy from us: Lesley is a certified Gemmologist, these stones are selected for their authenticity, we are located in Melbourne, Australia and here to assist you with identification of any questions you may have

Perfect for gem collectors, crystal healers or just to look attractive on display. 

*Please note - these may be wet in the image and may need polishing / spraying to bring out their full colour - perfect for tumblers.

* Actual gems may vary slightly from those shown in the picture above

  • Lovely selection - it will make any crystal healer or budding gem collector thrilled!
  • Let us choose a lovely selection for you - at a great price!
  • These pieces vary in size & are beautiful quality. A great gift for anyone who loves gems.
  • Let us hand select a range for - there's a good selection of gems here!
  • Specimens are lovely in shades of color. Varying sizes. Beautiful quality, From Australia. Lovely quality & unusual gems for collectors.
  • Great for schools, collectors or an unusual gift. My children have given these bundles to many school friends as birthday gifts and they are always fascinated - by these wonderful earth's treasures!

*PLEASE NOTE: To bring a real sparkle to the gems in the above pictures - wet them to show off their true colors, this can be achieved easily with water, hair lacquer, varnish or polishing. 

Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils - typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a 3 dimensional representation of the original organic material. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment and is preserved due to a lack of oxygen. Mineral-laden water flowing through deposits in the plant's cells; as its lignin & cellulose decay, a stone mould forms in its place.