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Plant Fossils from the McAbee Deposit, Central British Columbia, Canada - Page 2 of 3
Foundation Research
Update by Thomas A Dillhoff, Everett, Washington

Alder
Alder leaf.

The McAbee deposit is an Eocene age lakebed shale exposure located approximately 10 km east of Cache Creek, British Columbia. Preliminary dates place the age of the deposit at about 50 million years old. The exposure consists of 30 meters of lacustrine shales capped by basalts. The shales contain abundant macroscopic and microscopic remains of flowering plants and conifers as well as occasional fish and insect fossils. In general, the quality of preservation is excellent which allows for detailed examination and identification of the fossil organisms.

Elm
Leaves from a tree of the elm family.

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