of petrified wood I have collected in Arizona. These two pieces were lying on the park in lot out side the
a gift shop just out side of the National Forest , the gift shop sold petrified rocks.
There is petrified wood on the Navajo
reservation and they sell the wood to the public. the National Forest doesn't sell wood and if you pick up wood in the National Forest you will be fined and perhaps go to jail.if caught. I didn't steal any wood from the forest tho' Helen accuses me of it . The threat of a fine and jail always makes me law abiding. I am gradually giving all my keep sake away.
the minerals replace the wood cells and the wood becomes rock while still maintaining the look of the wood. .