Documenting the 1925 Hagemeyer Body and Trace Fossil Collection. This collection has been sealed until late August 2019 and never reviewed by the public.
The collection consists of Vegetation Fossils, Trace Fossils, Body Fossils as well as Minerals of all kinds, 400+. The specimens came from a 1924-25 Expedition to Argentina. A more informative account is written in the "Ocean" Album barring the same name.
What has been remarkable to study about these berry specimens are that they still bare the fruit and in most cases the skin still intact. a few have been split open and you can see the shape of the fruit inside. A few specimens have the seed, fruit, skin or shell open to view. The ground cherries, which are the majority of the berries portion have a orange color to the fossil, while having a darker ring on the inside and finally the heart of the berry being a redder brown. Below are what the ground cherries would have looked like 52 Ma ago to the present. A few of the berries have a build up of minerals that would have been the attached paper thin husks.
A walnut half shell with husk and meat still inside, and a few berries with larger seeds visible. As well as what looks to be a Fossilized Pteridosperm seed known as Trigonocarpus.
The Tree/Wood Fossil portion has larger specimens that have turned to amber while the smaller specimens are stone