I have a plant fossil that my dad once found for me at a beach in Denmark, Europe about 15 years ago.

  • Is it possible to identify what kind of plant it is? There is a fossil water bubble suggesting that this plant lived under water.

  • What kind of process did the plant undergo in order to become a fossil?

  • Is it possible to find out how old it is?

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  • $\begingroup$ Carbon dating could tell you how old it is... $\endgroup$
    – SolarLunix
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ Knowing what layer it came from you can infer when it was formed. $\endgroup$
    – jzx
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 9:18

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Unfortunately, this is not a fossil, but a pseudofossil: a pretty deposit of iron or manganese called a dendrite.

  • $\begingroup$ That is interesting.. +1 $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 13:58

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