Knightia Sp. fish and a palm leaf



Green River, Wyoming, USA




66 x 74 x 4 cm


48-53 million years




24 kg

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Timeless Elegance: Fossilized Palm Leaves and Knightia Perch

Immerse yourself in the enduring beauty of our exclusive limestone tile, adorned with the delicate imprints of palm leaves and the graceful presence of a Knightia perch. This extraordinary piece, dating back over 50 million years, encapsulates the essence of a bygone era when a palm tree flourished near the shores of a vast, shallow lake.

Key Features:

  1. Palm Leaf Patterns: Like sunrays suspended in time, the palm leaves on this limestone tile create a captivating pattern. Each intricate detail unfolds a narrative of a prehistoric landscape where nature’s artistry left an indelible mark.
  2. Ancient Lakeside Drama: Transport yourself to a scene from more than 50 million years ago. During dry seasons, as the lake’s waters receded, warm puddles with silt and salt formed in shallow areas. Palm leaves gracefully descended into these puddles, sharing the space with ancient fish, including the Knightia perch.
  3. Imprint Perfection: The tiniest pores in the delicate bones of the Knightia fish and the cellulose shells of palm leaves were meticulously filled with mineral sediment, resulting in impeccable imprints. Over time, the organic matter metamorphosed into mineral casts, giving birth to these extraordinary fossils.

A Captivating Journey Through Time: Whether you’re a seasoned collector or an appreciator of nature’s artwork, this fossilized masterpiece offers a unique connection to a bygone era. Allow the intricate details of palm leaves and the presence of the Knightia fish to infuse a touch of ancient elegance into your interior or collection. Revel in the captivating interplay of nature, time, and mineralization that has yielded this extraordinary piece. Embrace the allure of the past and let this exclusive fossilized tile become a centerpiece of conversation and wonder.

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