Fossil Flora Plate (Cunninghamia sp.) - McAbee, BC

This is a nice 2.9" wide Cunninghamia fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds in British Columbia, Canada. This is a very interesting specimen that contains a single branchlet measuring 0.8" long.

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
$9
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cunninghamia sp.
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, British Colombia, Canada
SIZE
Branch: 2", Rock: 2.9 x 2.9"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#224890
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