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Plant From Llewellyn Fm. Coal Beds In St. Clair, Pa

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SueB

I am a quarry geologist in PA and rarely need to identify fossils. However, I found this cool one that I just can't ID from publications if google searches. It was found in a quarry near Pottsville and St. Clair, PA. It is from the base of the Llewellyn Formation. I found some photos of fossils that look similar but usually each "scale" (not sure of the proper term) is more like an inch, but as you can see by the penny in the picture these are much smaller. Help!

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fossilized6s

Welcome.

It looks similar to a piece of Lepidodendron, or "Scale tree".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidodendron

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Auspex

Possibly a small branch from Lepidodendron, maybe L. obovatum?

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

I was thinking small branch of Lepidodendron as well.

Also compare with the fossil pictures here.

Regards,

EDIT: Have you tried comparisons with the plates HERE?

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ZiggieCie

Welcome to the Forum, glad to have you with us. :yay-smiley-1:

Ps. if you are in the St. Clair area, is the Quarry still open to fossil hunting, current rumors is that it has been closed. Any idea.?

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SueB

The quarry I got this at is owned by the company i work for, and is an active site. It's only been around since 2008 or so. We are pretty friendly to fossil/gem hunters at our quarries, but with all the proper plans and waivers (of course).

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SueB

Thanks all. We shied away from Lepidodendron because the initial photos I looked at all seemed to be a much larger scale. But many of these images, and the fact that it could be a small branch, lead me to agree with this genus.

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