Passion for geological wonders has forced man to dig into the earth, searching for prehistoric treasures. We’re fueled by courage, guided by flickering light, and we’ll often risk it all to extract precious stones.
Dawn Carroll Design
During one of my recent stone buying trips, my guide took a hard left off the trail, promising something wonderful awaited us. Hiking in the middle of nowhere, my human interaction with prehistoric footprints was about to merge. Unknown to me, dinosaur tracks are the official state fossil of Massachusetts.
While picking through heaps of geological wonders for a recent project, I came across a collection of petrified wood. From the Greek root meaning, literally, “wood turned into stone,” this is a plant that fossilizes in the Earth. Without oxygen, the wood is replaced by opal, calcite, pyrite and silica.