This is a piece of the eastern Oregon forest floor from 45 MYA verified by National Park Service (NPS) paleobotanist, Liz Lovelace, in 2004. And is part of the Clarno Formation of the John Day Fossil Beds. The piece comes from the base of the Clarno palisades, which are made up of successive lahar flows containing wood, nuts, seeds and leaves, all cemented together over millions of years with silica. The green coloring in the piece was possibly aided by the minerals in nearly hot springs at the time. Other pieces that I collected at the same time this one was collected are now part of the National Park Service’s permanent collection at the Sheep Rock Museum of the John Day Fossil Beds National Park near Kimberley, Oregon. Here is a link to the other pieces that are now in the museum. NOTE: Only the three pieces with photos are the pieces that were collected at the same time this one was. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vegetation\Petrified Wood”. The seller is “wrightsrelics” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States