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FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN) - 300 million years old - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT
(SEED FERN)
(positive and negative)

300 million years old

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 

A lovely little fossil of a seed fern preserved as the positive and negative (also known as the part and counter-part).  The fossil is preserved in brick-red shale and was collected from the tips of a Forest of Dean coal mine.
  
In the Carboniferous period Britain was on the equator and covered by tropical rain forest with giant trees and strange fern-like plants.  Much of this vegetation became layers of coal, but some plants left impressions in mud which hardened into stone.  
  
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Size: 10 x 5 x 1.5 centimetres
Weight: 122 grams

PRICE: £24.00
FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN)  -  300 million years old  -  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN)  -  300 million years old  -  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN)  -  300 million years old  -  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN)  -  300 million years old  -  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANT (SEED FERN)  -  300 million years old  -  Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire