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FOSSIL FISH - 52 million years old - USA

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FOSSIL FISH

52 million years old

Green River Formation, Wyoming, U.S.A.

A good example of a primitive, herring-like fish beautifully preserved in the fine-grained limestone known as the Fossil Butte Member, part of the Green River Formation.

These remarkable fossil fish are found in quarries along the present-day Green River in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.  The limestone was formed at the bottom of a lake that existed in the Eocene period, when this part of the U.S.A. had a wet, tropical climate.
 
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Size: 12.5 x 8 x 1 centimetres
Weight: 177 grams
 
Optional metal stand (£1)

PRICE: £24.00