Travel Photography Photos tagged as petrified
11 photos | Tags: petrified Show as stream
There is PW underground in every state. Here in PFNP, erosion has brought the PW to the surface. 'Petro' is Greek for rock or stone. Literally wood turning to stone by the process of permineralization.
The petrifacation process occurs underground. Wood is buried under sediment and preserved by lack of O2. Mineral rich water flows through the sediment and deposits minerals in the plants cells. After enough time, it becomes PW.