Peanut Wood - Three Fossils in One!

Posted by Maranda Powers on

A 12" slab of uncut peanut wood. Photo from The bold patterns and high contrast of peanut wood is what first caught my eye, but I didn't really look into the origin of this beautiful material until recently - I just figured it was peanut wood that had been petrified. Nope!  Of course, any type of petrified wood is always cool but there is so much more to peanut wood! The Pinaceae Bracelet - currently available in my shop. Peanut wood likely began as a conifer tree in Western Australia in the Cretaceous period, about 145-66 million years ago....

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