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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 which are typically impressions or compression's, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
BLUE OPAL, a hydrated silica material with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5.
Blue Opal combines the pure Blue Ray of the throat chakra and third eye with subtle golden highlights, which activate the solar plexus. Thus they wed the powers of perception, expression and will, enabling the user to see, speak and act with clarity, authority and confidence.
These stones are an antidote to indecisiveness, shyness, fear, powerlessness, confusion, inarticulateness and many other expressions of blocked energies.
Blue Opals are stones of calm, quiet strength,allowing one to choose words, action or inaction as the best means of achieving one’s purpose. These are stones of deep memory, parting the veil separating one from awareness of past incarnations.
They can also be used as talismans for all types of positive magic. Blue Opal enhances one’s experience of positive emotions but does not magnify negativity. In fact, this stone acts as a protection from psychic attack or the intrusion of astral energies and entities. In addition, it aids in lucid dreaming, shamanic journeying and communication with spirit beings.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."