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    Fossil Palm Flower
    Undetermined species
    Eocence Age
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming, USA

    This absolutely incredible fossil specimen features an elongated and impressive Palm Flower known as an "Infloresence" which exhibits exceptional form and beautiful detail. This lovely artistic example was discovered in the famous Green River Formation of Wyoming, world renowned for producing amazing botanical fossils in addition to numerous varieties of fossil fishes and other marine life endemic to the significant Lagerst├Ątte. Some 50 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch, the climate of Fossil Lake was subtropical and similar to that of modern-day Florida. The paleoenvironment of the lake continued for some two million years culminating in the quality preservation of many fossil plants, including this exquisite Palm Flower. On a large rectangle matrix of light tan, gold and gray, a long brown stem with a slight taper extends up and over the subtly layered rock with a of number flaky "varves" represented. Many clusters of thin, fibrous extensions radiating in various directions populate multiple, smaller "off-shoot" sections which branch off the primary stem. The rarity of this variety of fossil makes it highly collectible, and the decorative appeal of the piece makes it something special. An impact showpiece on every level, the embedded fossil has been secured in a solid, dark and brown wooden frame which surrounds the ancient slab of rock. The reverse side features a "cleat" system for wall hanging. This uncommon fossil will be a statement piece in any environment in which it can be installed as a true work of natural art.
    Overall Measurements: 61.00 x 27.00 x 2.75 inches (154.94 x 68.58 x 6.00 cm)

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

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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