Fossil Alder And Sequoia - Cache Creek, BC

This is a fossil plant plate from the Eocene aged McAbee Fossil Beds in Cache Creek BC. It has an alder leaf (Alnus sp.) and a sprig of a dawn redwood (Metasequoia occidentalis). These fossil beds represent an ancient lake and the fossils were preserved in a fine layer of silt that build up over the years as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died.

I collected these fossils over a decade ago when the site was in private ownership. In 2012 the site was acquired by the Canadian government and declared a Canadian Heritage Site, so no additional material will be coming on the market from this site.
Alnus sp and Metasequoia occidentalis
Cache Creek, B.C., Canada
Traquille Shale
Leaf 1.5" tall
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