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Hailshale    0
Hailshale

I've been collecting for a few years, and other than the ubiquitous Metasequoia Occidentalis, don't know a lot about what I've been picking up. Apologies for off-center photos. 

 

 

 

 

Top right is a nicely detailed, strangely pale leaf fragment. The bottom left comptonia-like specimen is relatively common at this site. The one on the bottom right I am very curious about. I assume the bottom left is some kind of conifer seed pod. I've not found any cones here. 

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Hailshale    0
Hailshale

I have way more stuff but I've already hit the upload limit so that'll have to wait for another day.

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WhodamanHD    348
WhodamanHD

Just refresh, you can upload more. Very nice finds!

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ynot    2,046
ynot
6 hours ago, Hailshale said:

I have way more stuff but I've already hit the upload limit so that'll have to wait for another day.

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Nice plant fossils, sorry I can not help with ids.

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Darko    15
Darko

Vera , very nice!

Just now, Darko said:

Very , very nice!

 

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Hailshale    0
Hailshale

Very nice little seed thing (soapberry?) I found. I don't know anything about taphonomy; is the brown color due to mineralization or might it be the well-preserved natural color?

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ynot    2,046
ynot

Can not help with the ID, but the color is mineralization of the original plant material (most likely carbonization).

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Hailshale    0
Hailshale

Plain-looking wood shapes are common around this site. Today i found this one, which has an anamalous round structure associated with it. Might it be a cone? 

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Shamalama    126
Shamalama

Very nice fossils you've found. What formation are you collecting in? I really like the zig-zag comptonia specimen.

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FossilDAWG    1,898
FossilDAWG

This looks a lot like Whipsaw Creek material.  That was one of my favorite collecting sites when I lived in BC.

 

I think the cone is a Metasequoia.  I found one or two of the "soapberry" type seed but don't recall the name off the top of my head.

 

Don C

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FossilDAWG    1,898
FossilDAWG

By the way here is a link to an excellent site for identifying plant fossils from the Republic, WA site, which has a lot of the same flora as is found around Princeton and Cache Creek (and other Okanagan Highlands sites).  There used to be a very similar online site for McAbee (run by the Evolving Earth Foundation) but all the links seem to be empty now.

 

Don C

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piranha    2,080
piranha
2 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

...I found one or two of the "soapberry" type seed but don't recall the name off the top of my head.

 

 

Dipteronia brownii

 

figures from:

 

McClain, A.M., & Manchester, S.R. (2001)

Dipteronia (Sapindaceae) from the Tertiary of North America and implications for the phytogeographic history of the Aceroideae.

American Journal of Botany, 88(7):1316-1325   PDF LINK

 

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FossilDAWG    1,898
FossilDAWG

Thanks Scott.  Much appreciated. :fistbump:

Don C

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