6.3" Fossil Leaf (Zizyphoides) - Montana
This is a detailed fossil leaf of Zizyphoides flabellum, from the Fort Union Formation near Glendive Montana. It is from the Paleocene, or approximately 60 million years old. The dark orange/brown preservation contrasts well against the shale, and many of the veins in the leaf can be seen in good relief. There may be some touchups to the surface of the leaf where some of it flaked onto the negative during collection. It comes with an acrylic display stand.