E.A. Wheeler and S.R. Manchester, 2002, International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal Supplement 3, 188 p. (Softcover, US $45.00) ISBN: 90-71236-52-8.

Although commonly called “petrified wood,” only in a few cases, such as the jasper-replaced Triassic fossil wood of Arizona, has wood literally been turned into stone. A better term is permineralized wood, because cell walls visible in thin section are the original cellulose and lignin of the plant, and it is only the space left by the decayed cell that is filled with preservative minerals, such as silica, calcite and pyrite. Well-preserved microscopic cell-wall structure is used as the...

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