4.5" Metasequoia Fossil Plate - McAbee Fossil Beds, BC

This is a very nice Metasequoia fossil from the Tranquille Shale of Cache Creek, British Columbia. Metasequoia is also known as Dawn Redwood and was thought to be extinct until a living population was discovered in China. This is a very interesting specimen that contains two branchlets, with the largest measuring 2" long.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Metasequoia sp.
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
FORMATION
Tranquille Shale
SIZE
2" longest, 4.5 x 3.3" Rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#215723
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