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Mississippi State Geological Symbols
Year Est.
State Stone
Petrified Wood
State Fossil
Prehistoric Whales


State Stone: Petrified Wood

Petrified wood is not actual wood, however it was wood at one point. Petrified wood is a fossil that formed from pieces of wood that have been mineralized. Mineralization is a process where groundwater moves through the wood and replaces all of the wood molecules with molecules of other substances, most often silica (i.e. quartz). This means that petrified wood actually isn't wood anymore, but a fossil of the former wood.


Related: Arizona State Fossil - Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum); Louisiana State Fossil: Petrified Palmwood; North Dakota State Fossil: Teredo Petrified Wood; Texas State Stone: Petrified Palmwood; Washington State Gem: Petrified Wood

State Fossil: Prehistoric Whales




Geology of Mississippi's National Parks

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