Here is a delightful example of the green fossilised wood from the Gokwe South District, Zimbabwe.
Only around 40 pieces of green fossilised wood are found each year making it a very rare colour to find from this locality. Other coloured fossilised woods are also found from this locale but these are not as rare.The bark is completely intact too and well preserved adding to the piece.
This example is of a large size and the polished face shows of the structure and colouration extremely well. You can see interesting dendritic inclusions towards the centre in the more 'aqua' coloured sections. Looking into this piece of wood is like looking into a palette of greens and blues combined.
This pieces is in great condition with no damage or repair
The fossilisation of the wood occurred because it was replaced by silica which formed quartz. Sometimes pieces like these are called petrified instead of fossilised, these terms are interchangeable and mean the same.