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Petrified Palm Wood (LA)

Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have tan and black areas and a great polka dot pattern! Some of the cabochons seem to have moonscapes or sceneries.

This gem material is the Oligocene-age "petrified wood" that is found in the Catahoula Formation,  a sedimentary rock unit that was deposited on the alluvial plains and in the coastal swamps of the Oligocene Gulf Coast.  At that time, the coastline was about 100 miles farther inland than it is today. 

Petrified Palm Wood is not a true wood as it was a plant that looked similar to a modern palm tree with a trunk made up of parenchyma, a fibrous support material that surrounded hollow tubes of the plant's vascular structure.  These tubes transported water, nutrients, wastes, and other materials through the plant. 

When the palm died, it was quickly covered by water and sediments.  Ground water flowing through the sediments carried dissolved silica.  The silica replaced the fibrous parenchyma and tubes.  This infilling and replacement of the plant structures with solid silica produced the fossil known as  Petrified Palm.

When a gemstone cabochon is cut perpendicular to the palm trunk, the tubes of the vascular structure often display as an array of "dots."

Petrified Palm Wood is actually a psuedomorph-chalcedony replacing the original plant. Therefore Petrified Palm Wood is a member of the chalcedony family with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. Petrified Palm Wood cabochons take a great polish and wear well.

Petrified Palm Wood is the Louisiana state fossil.

Metaphysical Properties of Petrified Palm ood: Petrified Wood is called the stone of patience.

  • Fossilized Petrified Wood Cabochon Natural Gemstone #15 Fossilized Petrified Wood Cabochon Natural Gemstone #15

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #15

    An oval black and tan polka dotted semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 47 mm by 28 mm and 7 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons...

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  • Fossilized Wood Louisiana Palm Matched Pair Cabochons #5 Fossilized Wood Louisiana Palm Matched Pair Cabochons #5

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #5

    Oval shaped tan and black polka dotted matched pair semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 28 mm by 11 mm and 3 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana...

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  • Petrified Palm Wood Stone Cabochon 49 mm Round Gemstone #6 Petrified Palm Wood Stone Cabochon 49 mm Round Gemstone #6

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #6

    Round or circle shaped tan polka dotted semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 49 mm in diameter by 6 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer...

    $90.00
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  • Petrified Palm Wood Large Oval Cabochon Gemstone #14 Petrified Palm Wood Large Oval Cabochon Gemstone #14

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #14

    An oval brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 57.5 mm by 34 mm and 7 mm thick. Cut sideways so to have a unique "straw" pattern"! Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from...

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  • Petrified Wood Polka Dot Side Drilled Stone Bead Pendant #6 Petrified Wood Polka Dot Side Drilled Stone Bead Pendant #6

    Petrified Palm Wood Stone Bead Pendant #6

    Pretty polka dotted brown and black semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood. This oval shaped drilled stone focal point bead pendant is drilled with a 4 mm hole near the top for hanging on your cord or wire, or adding into your bead...

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  • Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair 15 mm Round Cabochons #24 Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair 15 mm Round Cabochons #24

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #24

    A 15 mm in diameter round black and tan semi precious fossilized gemstone Petrified Palm Wood matched pair designer cabochons by 3.5 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer...

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  • Petrified Wood Side Drilled Stone Bead Pendant #9 Petrified Wood Side Drilled Stone Bead Pendant #9

    Petrified Palm Wood Stone Bead Pendant #9

    Pretty polka dotted brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood. This oval shaped drilled stone focal point bead pendant is drilled with a 4 mm hole near the top for hanging on your cord or wire, or adding into your bead creation! It...

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  • Fossilized Palm Wood Bar Shaped Matched Pair Cabochons #7 Fossilized Palm Wood Bar Shaped Matched Pair Cabochons #7

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #7

    Rectangle or bar shaped matched pair semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 25 mm long by 9 mm wide and 3 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These...

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  • Petrified Palm Wood Fossilized Matched Pair Cabochons #18 Petrified Palm Wood Fossilized Matched Pair Cabochons #18

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #18

    Rounded triangle shaped matched pair semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons with 24 mm by 10 mm and 4 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer...

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  • Petrified Wood Round Cabochon Palm Gemstone #24 Petrified Wood Round Cabochon Palm Gemstone #24

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #24

    Round shaped black and brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 39 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have...

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  • Petrified Wood Large Cabochon Gemstone #1 Petrified Wood Large Cabochon Gemstone #1

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #1

    Round shaped black and brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 49 mm in diameter by 5.5 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have...

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  • Fossil Stone Cabochon Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pairs #23 Fossil Stone Cabochon Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pairs #23

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #23

    Matched pair triangle shaped semi precious Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 32 mm by 16 mm and 4 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have tan and...

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  • Matched Pair Cabochons Petrified Palm Wood Fossil Gemstone #22 Matched Pair Cabochons Petrified Palm Wood Fossil Gemstone #22

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #22

    Rectangle or bar shaped polka dotted black matched pair semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 25 mm long by 9 mm wide and 3 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from...

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  • Cabochons Petrified Wood Matched Pair Polka dotted Palm #21 Cabochons Petrified Wood Matched Pair Polka dotted Palm #21

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #21

    Matched pair polka dotted and tan colored triangle shaped semi precious Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 22 mm by 19 mm and 4 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These...

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  • Cabochons Petrified Wood Matched Pair Polka dotted Palm #20 Cabochons Petrified Wood Matched Pair Polka dotted Palm #20

    Petrified Palm Wood Matched Pair Cabochons #20

    Matched pair polka dotted and tan colored triangle shaped semi precious Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochons 33 mm by 13 mm and 4 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These...

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  • Petrified Wood Cabochon Gemstone #23 Petrified Wood Cabochon Gemstone #23

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #23

    An oval black and brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 43 mm by 24 mm and 5 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have tan...

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  • Petrified Wood Cabochon Louisiana Gemstone #22 Petrified Wood Cabochon Louisiana Gemstone #22

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #22

    Small oval shaped black semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 27 mm by 16 mm by 5 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have tan...

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  • Petrified Palm Wood Stone Cabochon Gemstone #21 Petrified Palm Wood Stone Cabochon Gemstone #21

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #21

    Round or circle shaped black semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 24 mm in diameter by 4 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have...

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  • Petrifed Palm Wood Cabochon Fossil #20 Petrifed Palm Wood Cabochon Fossil #20

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #20

    Oval shaped and polka dotted black semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 54 mm by 32 mm and 6 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer...

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  • Petrified Wood Cabochon Palm Black Gemstone #19 Petrified Wood Cabochon Palm Black Gemstone #19

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #19

    Round shaped black semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 43 mm in diameter and 6 mm thick. Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons have tan and...

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  • Petrified Palm Wood Designer Cabochon Gemstone #2 Petrified Palm Wood Designer Cabochon Gemstone #2

    Petrified Palm Wood Cabochon #2

    Oval shaped black and brown semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood designer cabochon 49 mm by 19 mm and 6 mm thick.  Beautiful golden semi precious gemstone Petrified Palm Wood, Palmoxylon, from Louisiana. These designer cabochons...

    $56.00
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