Fossil Plant Plate (Metasequoia, Thuja)- Cache Creek, BC

This is a nice, fossil plate featuring Metasequoia and Thuja from the Tranquille Shale, Cache Creek BC. Metasequoia is also known as Dawn Redwood and was thought to be extinct until a living population was discovered in China. Thuja is likely Cedar. The Metasequoia is 1.6" and the Thuja is 1.5". In addition to Thuja and Metasequoia, there are a number of unidentified plant fragments, including one that is likely horsetail (Equisetum).

The Tranquille Shale is 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. 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.

Comes with an acrylic stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Metasequoia occidentalis, Thuja sp
LOCATION
Cache Creek, BC, Canada
FORMATION
Tranquille Shale
SIZE
1.6" Metasequoia, 1.5" Thuja, 3.7 x 1.8" Rock
ITEM
#110910
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