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    Double Fossil Palm Frond
    Sabalites sp.
    Eocene
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming, USA


    A Palm Frond from the Green River Formation is one of the more uncommon fossils found in the prolific Lagerst├Ątte. Finding a pair in a natural association with immense size and dramatic visual appeal is a real catch. This large plate offers a pair of Fossil Palm Fronds in a unique orientation akin to two interlocking gear wheels. The blossoming plant remnants offer various tonalities as the color shifts from dark to light brown across the fossils. The light and bleachy matrix contrasts starkly with the dark fossil material. The lagniappe of this ancient aquatic diorama is the tiny Priscacara fossil fish in the corner of the geometric rock. The decorative appeal from the perspective of a conversation starter of this piece is unlimited, and the specimen is a highly collectible, museum-worthy offering from the world famous Green River strata.
    Overall Measurements: 80.12 x 71.26 x 3.00 inches (203.50 x 181.00 x 7.62 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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