Two, Large Fossil Leaves (Carya & Phyllites) - Montana

These are two fossil leaves collected from the Fort Union Formation of Montana. The largest leaf is Phyllites disturbans and the smaller leaf is Carya antiquorum. The color of the rock and the leaves is rather unusual and different than most of the leaves seen from the Fort Union Formation. They were collected from a locality where a fire in a nearby coal seam "cooked" the rock at sometime in the past. This changed the color and gave it a chalky texture.

There are some areas of touch-up restoration on the surface of the leaves where there was some flaking onto the negative. An acrylic display stand is included.

#12- Carya antiquorum (4.5" long)
#15- Phyllites disturbans (5.1" long)
FOR SALE
$205
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carya antiquorum & Phyllites disturbans
LOCATION
Glendive, Montana
FORMATION
Fort Union Formation
SIZE
8.6 x 6.9" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#189059
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