Feature article: Fossils - 'Seeing is believing'
Worksheet one two (supplied by Ms Jess Ryan 2005 SMC)
The main fossils found in Broome are leaf impressions, pollen grains and fossilised wood.
124-145 million years old
This area at Gantheaume was possibly a river delta
The ferns suggest a wet environment but warm conditions
Six different species of ferns have been found
These ferns had seeds rather than spores
Fossilised wood and ferns
Otozamites bengalensis is a common plant fossil found in Broome sandstone
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Two species of conifers or pines have been identified in the Broome sandstone - this one about 50 back from Gantheaume Point
2005 - Year 10's examining fossils
Check out the leaf veins on this fossil - 130 000 000 year old
fossil wood and leaves