4.7" Fossil Leaf (Betula) and Pine Needles - McAbee Fossil Beds, BC

This is a 6.4" wide leaf fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds of British Columbia, Canada. It contains a 4.7" long leaf of the species Betula leopoidae, as well as a 2.4" cluster of plant needles likely of the Pinus genus.

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.
FOR SALE
$29
DETAILS
SPECIES
Betula leopoidae & Pinus sp.
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
SIZE
Leaf: 4.7", Rock: 6.4 x 4"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#220688
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