Fossiliferous Biofloatstone in a mud matrix

Title

Fossiliferous Biofloatstone in a mud matrix

Identifier

FM-1

Description

Fresh water marl with plant remains. Specimens selected to include leaf and or stem remains. Hand sample specimen is small and crumbly.

Fossil bearing biofloatstone composed of soft silt, mud and limestone matrix, with carbon imprint and original material remains, mainly gastropods and plant remains. Both are visible in thin section, along with mineral evidence that the sediment was not transported very far.

Thin Section XPL and PPL images exhibit phosphatized remains, clay particles, as well as some quartz and lithics are present.

Date

Oct., 10, 2013

Contributor

Western Minerals, lnc.

Spatial Coverage

Sternenberg, Germany

Temporal Coverage

Mesozoic

Accrual Method

Purchased from Western Minerals, Inc.

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation