2.75" Conifer Needle (Metasequoia) Fossil - McAbee, BC

This is a plate with a conifer fossil branchlet (2.75" long) from the McAbee fossil beds of British Columbia, Canada. The specimens are most likely from the genus Metasequoia.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Tranquille Shale of southern British Columbia was formed during the Eocene, about 50 million years ago: as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died in an ancient lake covering the region, fossils were preserved in the lakebed in accumulating fine layers of silt. 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
$19
DETAILS
SPECIES
Metasequoia sp.
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
FORMATION
Tranquille Shale
SIZE
Branchlet: 2.75", Rock: 3.45 x 2.35"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#274126
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