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Pemphix

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Monica

That is a gorgeous slab of leaves!!! :wub:

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RandyB

How big is that slab, trying to get a feel for the scale

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Darktooth

Beautiful scenery! That slab is pretty cool!

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Mark Kmiecik

Great specimen! How much does that puppy weigh? Did you take it home?

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice so far! :)

:popcorn::popcorn:

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Sjfriend
On 4/29/2019 at 5:10 PM, Mark Kmiecik said:

Great specimen! How much does that puppy weigh? Did you take it home?

Weights about 43lbs and yes. It is sitting in a place of honor on my deck. Have someone at a university that is interested in looking at some of the local stuff so getting a good sampling for them to look thru.

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Sjfriend
On 4/28/2019 at 12:24 PM, RandyB said:

How big is that slab, trying to get a feel for the scale

About 28 inches wide. Forgot to place hammer alongside for sizing.

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Sjfriend

We find pieces ranging in size from 2 inches (usually pretty beat up) to over 15 feet across (fairly fresh). They are exposed along the bottom / lower bluff by the surf during our really high tides.

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Al Tahan

Those are some nice looking plants!! I bet you have a really nice collection :) 

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Rowboater

Neat plant fossils!  Any idea how old?

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Plantguy

Lovely scenery and material. thanks for showing us. 

Regards, Chris 

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minnbuckeye

Usually I like images of scenery more than the fossils, but those leaves ARE STUNNING!!!!! (as is the scenery)

 

Mike

 

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Yoda

Very nice :envy:

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Sjfriend
On 5/2/2019 at 7:53 AM, Rowboater said:

Neat plant fossils!  Any idea how old?

Approximate age is 5-7 million years old

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1 hour ago, minnbuckeye said:

Usually I like images of scenery more than the fossils, but those leaves ARE STUNNING!!!!! (as is the scenery)

 

Mike

 

Thanks. Quite a few leaves have such detail it's impressive.  After I get home I'll start getting more photos on here.

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Rowboater

Beautiful and old!  (Like so many of us!)

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Ludwigia

Very impressive block. Do you need to give the leaf fossils some kind of protective coating?

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Sjfriend
On 5/4/2019 at 8:58 AM, Ludwigia said:

Very impressive block. Do you need to give the leaf fossils some kind of protective coating?

Basic leaves, no, as long as they stay hands off. Some of the better pieces still have light carbon films which can be rubbed off. Those I've started to consolidate with some Vinac I was gifted.  Also, some have carbonized wood which will quickly start peeling up if not consolidated. The worst are the Meta Sequoia. A little light brushing will pull it off. Some of the better finds I'll protect just to be sure. Can't wait to get home and get back to the area.

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Wrangellian

Nice leaf plates!

(btw Metasequoia is one word)

You say you put that big piece on your deck - I guess you don't have room for it inside, but I would not expect something like that to last one Alaskan winter outdoors, would it?

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Wrangellian
On 5/4/2019 at 6:18 AM, Rowboater said:

Beautiful and old!  (Like so many of us!)

^_^ Not as old as most of the other fossils you see on TFF, but they're all important for the 'complete picture'. :look:

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piranha
On 4/26/2019 at 7:01 AM, Sjfriend said:

Unfortunately the literature is scant but was given one that has some local info...

 

 

This classic monograph describes the Kenai Peninsula flora:

 

Wolfe, J.A., Tanai, T. 1980

The Miocene Seldovia point flora from the Kenai group, Alaska.

United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper, 1105:1-52  PDF LINK

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58 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

 

This classic monograph describes the Kenai Peninsula flora:

 

Wolfe, J.A., Tanai, T. 1980

The Miocene Seldovia point flora from the Kenai group, Alaska.

United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper, 1105:1-52  PDF LINK

That's the one UAF paleo dept gave me :) Big help. Only problem is, it's mostly from the other side of the bay which has some different species (about 1 - 3 million years difference)

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