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Petrified Wood from this region of Madagascar dates back to 220 million years ago. This was the beginning of the Triassic period when the supercontinent of Pangea started to break apart into modern day continents along with the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Over the eons, the organic matter in these coniferous trees gets replaced by minerals (carbon, copper, iron, manganese) while most of the original structure like the tree rings stay intact.
It’s no surprise that Petrified Wood is known as a calming and grounding stone that fills you with the feeling of security. Since it was once a living, breathing tree that has fossilized over millions of years ago, it’s believed to promote patience and increase perseverance.