300 Million Year Old Fern Fossil - 3.2"

 
This is a Pecopteris fern fossil from Mazon Creek in Illinois. It's Pennsylvanian in age, or approximately 300 million years old and preserved in an ironstone nodule.

The Mazon creek deposits are world famous for their finely preserved fossils found within these ironstone nodules. Thousands if not millions of these nodules have been collected over the years from the spoil heaps of abandoned coal mines in the area.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pecopteris sp.
LOCATION
Mazon Creek, Illinois
FORMATION
Francis Creek Shale, Carbondale Formation
SIZE
3.2" long
ITEM
#5731
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