3.3" Fossil Leaf Plate - McAbee, BC

This is a 3.3" wide leaf fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds of British Columbia, Canada. It contains a sprig of leaves similar to the genus Crataegus measuring 1.9" and a few broken leaves possibly of the genus Betula measuring between 1.1" and 1.5", and a seed pod likely to be of the genus Alnus, which measures 0.8".

Comes with an acrylic stand.

The Tranquille Shale was formed by an ancient lake where the fossils were preserved in a fine layer of silt that built up over the years as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died. In 2012 the McAbee Fossil Bed was acquired by the Canadian government and declared a Canadian Heritage Site, so no additional material will be coming to the market from the site.

Disclaimer: We are not paleobotanists and as such our identification of these leaves may not be 100% accurate. We try our best to provide the most accurate result, but occasionally we fall short.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Betula sp.?, cf. Crataegus sp.?, Alnus sp.?
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
SIZE
Leaf: 1.9", Rock: 3.3 x 3.25"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#226082
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