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The Plant Fossils for sale at fossilicious range from the very common petrified wood specimens, to harder to come by fern fossils from Pennsylvania and Mazon Creek, metasequoia, and more. Our collection has specimens for everyone at amazing prices. 

Some of the more popular places our plant fossils come from include Pennsylvania, Mazon Creek, IL, Utah, and Montana. Even though plants have been around since the Ordovician Period, plant fossils are harder to find. leaves and flowers break down quickly and need Goldielocks conditions to fossilize.

The Pennsylvania fern fossils are found in Schuylkill county Pennsylvania. We also have fern fossils from Mazon Creek, Illinois

We have Many types of leaf fossils from the Green River formation, known for high quality fossils. We have leaf fossils  from Glendive Montana.  Also from Montana we have metasequoia fossils from beaver head County Montana.

As an overview… The Pennsylvania fern fossils are about 300 million years old they are from a time when a great many coal deposits formed around the world. The matrix of these fossils is Coal shale. They are found in school kill county Pennsylvania. They often have a white coating called pro for light we also have from fossils from Mazon Creek, Illinois Mazon Creek fossils are famous for the quality of fossils found there. These are from the Pennsylvanian Epoch of the Carboniferous Period and are about 300 million years old. They are found in Francis Creek Shale in the Carbondale Formation. 

we also have fossils from the Green River formation Also known for high quality fossils. They are about 50 million years old from the Eocene Eroch of the Cenozoic Era.

We have leaf fossils from the Fort Union formation from Glendive Montana. They are between 54 and sixty-five million years old, Eocene Epoch. Also from Montana we have metasequoia fossils for the muddy Creek formation beaver head County Montana they are about 30 million years old. Known also as the Dawn Redwood they are from the Oligocene Epoch.

Plant fossils are less common than animal fossils. Leaves and other plant parts break down quickly under normal conditions and so rarely fossilize. They can be preserved if they are quickly buried in the sediment of a lake or pond. So to find good plant fossils requires Goldielocks conditions.

Petrified wood on the other hand is pretty common and found in many locations throughout North America and the world.It takes a long time for wood to break down. If it takes a few years to be buried it will still fossilize.

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