Description

    Gingko Leaf
    Ginkgo adiantoides
    Paleocene
    Sentinel Butte Formation
    Morton County, North Dakota
    5.82 x 4.13 x 1.67 inches (14.80 x 10.50 x 4.26 cm)


    The leaves of a Ginkgo tree do have a characteristic shape, the "fan" shape form is also very attractive. The term elegant seems to fit this singular example which is relatively large with a span some 3 inches (7.62 cm) across. The whitish venation is naturally preserved on a thick and heavy block of rust to dark brownish colored matrix. The detail of the fossil leaf is excellent. This is a very nice botanical specimen.

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


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    November, 2015
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