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Nrudolph

First time posting here, thought i'd share a plate of Metasequoia that I found at the Macabee site near Cache Creek BC a number of years ago.

More to follow if there's interest. 

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ynot


Welcome to TFF!

Nice piece! 

Thanks for sharing.

Would like to see more.

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Wolf89

Those are really nice! You should post more of your collection.

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Nrudolph

A few more from the same location. Mostly Metasequoia, with a few other species mixed in. 

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ynot

OOH more niceness!

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Fruitbat

Welcome to The Fossil Forum!  There is ALWAYS interest in seeing new fossils and those are NICE ones!  I'm looking forward to seeing more!

 

-Joe

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WhodamanHD

Beautiful plants!:plant::dinothumb:

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Walt

Beautiful fossils. Does anyone have Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood) planted in their yard?  And yes please, more pics!

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Nrudolph

One of my favorite pieces. Like a little picture book. Not sure what species the leaf is.

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Wrangellian

I especially like those two branching Metasequoias... very nice. I collected at McAbee a twice in the early days and still have my collection but didn't find any branching Metas like those - just individual pinnules. I would show my collection but photoing is such a pain I never get around to it.

Too bad John Leahy (jbswake) is no longer with us, he would be able to help with IDs. Maybe @piranha would be able to help in his stead.

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Wrangellian
24 minutes ago, Walt said:

Beautiful fossils. Does anyone have Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood) planted in their yard?  And yes please, more pics!

We used to have a Dawn Redwood at our old place - as did my grandparents down the street. Should get a new one for this place now that you mention it...

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Walt
Just now, Wrangellian said:

We used to have a Dawn Redwood at our old place - as did my grandparents down the street. Should get a new one for this place now that you mention it...

We had on in washington state. The land we were on was a 5 acre lot they had carved out when Weyerhouser (sp?) Clear cut the tract. They sold it off because the soil was so poor it would take forever to reharvest. But this tree took off and was 5 feet tall in about 5 years. Remarkable trees....

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Jeffrey P

Those are beautiful specimens. Is the site you collected them still open?

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Nrudolph
3 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

Those are beautiful specimens. Is the site you collected them still open?

Unfortunately not. It was purchased by the provincial government a number of years ago, and was given status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Access is only granted for research purposes. 

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Wrangellian

Was it actually purchased, and is it actually a UNESCO site? I know the gov't barred it from private collecting, but hadn't heard the rest, and it is not mentioned in the wikipedia article.

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Nrudolph
2 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Was it actually purchased, and is it actually a UNESCO site? I know the gov't barred it from private collecting, but hadn't heard the rest, and it is not mentioned in the wikipedia article.

You're correct, I was mistaken in calling it a UNESCO site. There are several conflicting articles online, but this source seems reliable:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/land-use/fossil-management/mcabee

 

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Nrudolph

Some Ginko dissecta examples from the same location.

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paleoflor

Beautiful specimens.

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KimTexan

Welcome to the Fossil Forum form Texas.

 

Those are lovely. It’s nice to see new types of plant fossils of such nice quality on TFF, because they are not commonly seen. I don’t believe I have ever seen any from that location.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

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Fossildude19

Thanks for sharing your McAbee finds with us. 

Lovely finds!

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KimTexan

I just searched for Mcabee fossils on TFF. This is the best thread below. However, for some reason one of the significant poster’s (jbswake) pics don’t show up. He is no longer with us and maybe that has something to do with it, but it’s an amazing thread with great pics.

Anyway, you may find an ID for your leaf on the thread.

 

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