~ Patience & determination ~
This stone is not actually wood which has turned to stone, but is a replacement of the form and structure of the original wood by chalcedony or jasper. The most significant location of this material is near Holbrook, AZ, site of the famous Petrified Forest.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Petrified Wood is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition. It is said to help one strengthen one's "backbone", both physically and in terms of self-will.