Wood Opalite Beads
Have you ever wondered about the look of ancient trees? Wonder no more! Wood Opalite is a type of petrified wood - the remains of millions-of-years-old trees. Petrified wood, or fossilized wood, is still found in three dimensions and not flattened out with time and pressure like other fossils.
Petrified wood results from trees and other ancient plants becoming stone through mineralization, after being buried underneath saturated ash or sediment. In this case, the stone created has the composition of a common opal, without play-of-color. Inclusions of iron oxide, manganese, silicon dioxide, and other components cause petrified wood to occur in a variety of colors.