Petrified Wood has arrived!

Mini Me Geology is excited to announce the newest addition to our family of rocks, minerals and fossils:  PETRIFIED WOOD!

Petrified wood is a fossil that forms when sediment buries and protects plant material from decay. Groundwater rich in dissolved solids such as silica and calcium carbonate flows through the sediment and replaces the original plant material. The mineral-rich water replaces the plant material with quartz (silica), calcite, pyrite or opal among others. The result is a fossil of the original plant material. Because the plant material is replaced, the fossil often preserves details of the bark, wood and cellular structures.

Our petrified wood samples are introductory priced at $3.00 through January 25, 2015 so grab your samples today!

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