4.1" Large Fossil Hackberry Leaf - Montana

This is a detailed, Celtis aspera leaf fossil from the Fort Union Formation of Montana. It is from the Paleocene epoch, or approximately 60 million years old. The orange/brown preservation of the leaf fossil contrasts well against the lighter shale, and all the veins of the leaf can be seen in good relief.

There is some restoration in the center of the leaf where part of it flaked off onto the negative during collection. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Celtis aspera
LOCATION
Glendive, Montana
FORMATION
Fort Union Formation
SIZE
4.1" leaf on 7x4.5" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#56669
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