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  BC McAbee Fossil Beds
  Canada

Added:
january 2014
Last Modified:
january 2014

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Location description

The McAbee Fossil Beds contain many fossils of various species of plants. The deposits of Tranquil shale date from the Eocene, part of the Paleogene period. The deposits were formed at the bottom of a shallow lake.

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Directions

The Mc Abee Fossil beds are located in Brittisch Columbia, in western Canada near Cache Creek along highway 97.

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Finds

Various plant fossils. More than 50 species of plants from this site are known. Also, insects and fish.

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