For sale is an original SMALL FLAT LIMESTONE ROCK. This small flat limestone rock has a hint of fossilized plant matter. The stone measures about 4 inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide. Perfect size and shape for use as a coaster.
A plant fossil is any preserved part of a plant that has long since died. Such fossils may be prehistoric impressions that are many millions of years old. Fossil plants can include everything from algae, early plant life forms, ferns, conifers, pine cones, amber, petrified wood, and grasses, to modern day broad leaf trees.
This rock is believed to have come from the German Solnhofen limestone beds. Solnhofen is where the first specimens of Archaeopteryx were discovered, in the early 1860’s, only a couple of years after Charles Darwin had published his magnum opus On the Origin of Species. The 150-million-year-old Solnhofen sediments have yielded the exquisitely preserved remains of an entire ecosystem.