Fort Union Formation
3.93 x 3.74 x 1.23 inches (10.00 x 9.50 x 3.14 cm)
Easily recognized as being a leaf, this fine fossil example dates from the Paleocene some 60 million years ago. The reddish-orange preservation stands out against the yellow-gray shale matrix, and the leaf fossil is well-preserved with its intricate veining clearly visible on the surface. Not much younger (geologically) than Dinosaurs, this botanical remnant is a nice invertebrate piece from a noted locality for fossil leaves.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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