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Large Deciduous Leaf From Canada
Stock Number  FPCA13

Name:   Unidentified Leaf
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Tranquille Shale
Location:  Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Size:  Leaf is 4.8" long including petiole

Here is a very beautiful fossil leaf. This specimen is from the Eocene of British Columbia. This large ovate leaf has a somewhat cuneate base and broadly dentate margins. The pinnate venation is very strong and easily seen with the naked eye. The very tip of the leaf is unusually intact and the stout petiole is still attached. The natural, brownish-black, carbonaceous fossil contrasts nicely with the tan matrix. The leaf is well centered on the natural plate of shale that also contains another partial leaf. This is a very dramatic fossil leaf that displays wonderfully.