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Leaf Fossil-Fraxinus 01


 Size: 5.5 inches, matrix 6.75x3.5 inches
 Period: Paleocene Epoch, Paleogene Period
 Age: About 60 million years
 Species:  Fraxinus sp. (Ash)
 Location: Ft. Union Formation
                Glendive, MT
Price: $189.95

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This Leaf Fossil-Fraxinus sp. (Ash) is from the Paleocene epoch and is about 56 to 66 million years old. It was found in the Fort Union formation Near Glendive, Eastern Montana. The fossil measures about 5.5 inches across on a matrix that is about 6.75 x 3.5 inches.

The Paleocene Epoch was a time of recovery for plants and animals world wide. It follows the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period. The earth was generally very warm. Insects and flowering plants grew in numbers and diversified. Forests with trees we would recognize today flourished.

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