Metasequoia Plant Fossils - Cache Creek

Here is a fossil of a 52 million year old redwood of the species Metasequoia occidentalis from the McAbee Fossil Beds in Cache Creek BC. The plate itself is 7x3 inches. 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.
Metasequoia occidentalis
Cache Creek, B.C., Canada
Traquille Shale
Plate 7x3"
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