Name: Princeton Chert
Location: British Columbia, North America
Age: Middle Eocene (49 mya)
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Princeton Chert

The Princeton Chert locality in British Columbia, western Canada, represents one of the most well preserved - and most diverse - Tertiary assemblages of permineralised flora in the world (Stockey, 2001). In recent years, the Princeton Chert has provided abundant information regarding Middle Eocene plants of all kinds, including angiosperms and many of their fungal parasites (Currah et al., 1998).


  1. Location
  2. Geological Setting and Age
  3. Fauna and Flora
  4. Taphonomy
  5. References and Links

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Section Author: Shaun Williams

Last Updated: 20/11/02

This section is part of a Fossil Lagerstätten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.


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