Posted 8 months ago
This is a chunk of petrified wood from the area around the Petrified Forest of north eastern Arizona. No one is permitted to take samples from the national park but it is said there is more petrified wood outside than inside the park. There are many rock shops and Indian trading posts and some that are combined.
The Petrified Forest is from the late Triassic period from 225 million years ago. That is the earliest age of dinosaurs back when the largest was 20 feet long. That would have been Plateosaurus.
The polished pieces of petrified wood are the most prized but I prefer those in their natural states.
I bought this at the little rock shop in photo 3. Sadly the shop in photo 4 is out of business but with such a great sign hopefully someone will move in soon. The shops are in Holbrook, Az which is great stop along Route 66.