5.2" Fossil Leaf Plate - McAbee, BC

This is a 5.2" wide leaf fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds of British Columbia, Canada. It contains a single leaf of the species Betula leopoldae measuring 2.35", as well as many pine needles and several small branches of Metasequoia measuring between 2.1" and 1.85"

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.
Betula leopoldae, Metasequoia sp., and Pinus sp.
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
Leaf: 2.35", Rock: 5.2 x 4.05"
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