Country of Origin: Madagascar
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We say: Fossilised wood is probably one of the most variable tumblestones we stock in terms of its appearance. Normally they are browny in colour although some may contain other colours such as red or grey. Many carry unique patterns. This is dependant upon where the fossilised wood was found and which minerals and ores may have impregnated the surrounding rock. Fossilised rock tumblestones feel like any other tumblestone in that they are smooth and definitely are a stone.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Problem solving, connection to the past
Fossilised wood is wood that has literally been transformed into stone by minerals infiltrating gaps and cellular spaces in the wood. The stone will have some of the qualities of whatever crystals are used in its formation but also the ancientness and visual impression of wood formed millions of years ago can help symbolically to connect us to ancient rituals and to our ancestors and previous lives. Fossilised wood can be good to hold when we are 'worrying' because it reminds us of how old and large the universe really is and then makes our problems seem so small. This may then help our determination to overcome these problems.