2.6" Cypress (Chamaecyparis) Fossil - McAbee Fossil Beds, BC

This is a 2.6" wide flora fossil plate from the Tranquille Shale of Cache Creek, British Columbia. It contains a "false cypress" branchlet of the genus Chamaecyparis.

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
Chamaecyparis sp.
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
FORMATION
Tranquille Shale
SIZE
Cypress: 2.1", Rock: 2.6 x 2.2" Rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#215718
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