SIDERITE REPLACMENT GLOSSOPTERIS LEAF FOSSIL – NEW FIND

$35.00

A piece of glossopteris leaf fossil, that has the uncommon replacement mineral, siderite. From a very new find at Barraba Coal mine, Barraba, NSW.  I can say with certainty this is the first fossil  specimen every recovered from this new location.

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Product Description

For sale is a piece of glossopteris leaf fossil, that has the uncommon replacement mineral, siderite. From a very new find at Barraba Coal mine, Barraba, NSW.  These fossil glosopteris leaves arose in the Permian period, about 260 million years ago. I can say with certainty this is the first fossil  specimen every recovered from this new location. The definition on the specimen is excellent, as the pics show, its a good size, and there are some fossil leaf’s on the rear of the piece. Being a new discovery, so little studied, its worth giving this specimen a close examination, to see if there is any other species present! The identification of the species and the siderite replacement was done by the mine geologist.

BARRABA COAL MINE, BARRABA, NSW.

90 x 65 x 38mm.