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Large, Distinct Mazon Creek Fern Fossil Concretion
Stock Number  FPFMC64

Name:   Pecopteris Fern Fossil
Age:  Pennsylvanian
Formation:  Carbondale Formation
Location:  Braidwood, Illinois
Size:  Concretion is 3.5 inches long

This is a classic plant fossil. It is a large fossil Pecopteris Frond from the famous Mazon Creek locality of Illinois. This specimen was acquired from an old collection and was found in the 1960's. This fern is preserved in a concretionary matrix, giving it excellent color and detail. The striking white coloration is fully natural and the minute detail is exquisite. The fern is wonderfully showcased in the center of the large nodule. And both halves of the split pair concretion are present. This is a very nice plant fossil from the Mazon Creek flora.