Description

    Fossil Leaf
    Ginkgo adiantoides
    Paleocene
    Sentinel Butte Formation
    Morton County, North Dakota
    7.48 x 7.09 x 1.11 inches (19.00 x 18.00 x 2.82 cm)


    This large, singular example of a fossil leaf is a beautiful Ginkgo on a rusty brown matrix. The white leaf has a striated patterning to the venation and is of the "winnowing" fan shape characteristic of the type. The main collectible factor of this piece, which has plenty of decorative appeal notwithstanding, is that a large stem protrudes from the bottom of the lead and extends to the end of the rock. Leaves with stems are not that common, and this one is virtually complete. The stem is about as long at the leaf is itself. An amazing specimen on all counts, this one is large, detailed and has the unique stem preservation. This is a superlative example of the material from the Sentinel Butte Formation known for its Paleocene leaves.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $450 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    8th-15th Thursday-Thursday
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