Bargain, 7.2" Sycamore (Macginitiea) Leaf - Montana

This is a large, 7.2" wide fossil leaf of Macginitiea nobilis from the Fort Union Formation near Glendive, Montana. It is from the Paleocene, or approximately 60 million years old. The dark orange preservation contrasts well against the lighter shale, and many the veins of the leaf can be seen in good relief. The rock was broken into several pieces during collection and has been repaired. There is a fair amount of restoration to the surface of the leaf, particularly along the repairs, hence the bargain price.

Macginitiea is a close relative to the sycamore and is one of the most common trees during the Eocene.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macginitiea nobilis
LOCATION
Glendive, Montana
FORMATION
Fort Union Formation
SIZE
7.2" wide on 7.3x7" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#37210
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