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Black Hawk Fossils
6004 Eastside Drive
Black Hawk, SD 57718
Phone: 605-787-5554
Email address: blackhawkfossils@rushmore.com
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The Fish Fossil Page 1
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HISTORY OF THE GREEN RIVER FORMATION
The Green River Formation represents one of the largest documented accumulations of sedimentary rock in the world and dates back 50 million years. It covers an area of more than 25,000 square miles and averages about 2000 feet in thickness. These lakes were formed by geologic events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains in early times. The climate was much different than the desert like climate of today. It was similar (subtropical) to the present climate of the Gulf Coast and southern Atlantic areas of the US. The first record of a fossil fish discovered in the Green River Formation was in 1856. All of the fossil fish,stingrays,palm fronds and others displayed on our web site come from the Fossil Lake area near Kemmerer, Wyoming USA. Found at the 7200 foot elevation this area has been commercially mined since the late 1800 hundreds.

Some fish (not all) are highlighted, some only have tips of tail or fins touched in. This helps to enhance the looks and detail of the specimen. This is a normal fossil preparation technigue and does not detract from the quality or value of the specimen.

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VERY NICE and RARE PARTIAL PALM FLOWER with excellent 7" Phareodus!
The palm flowers are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming. This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm flower is backed with 3/4" Burch plywood,has a cable hanger and can easily be displayed on a wall. The size of plate is 23" X 14". The 7" Phareodus is an excellent fish and has teeth showing. This specimen shows up very nicely on the limestone rock and is less common than the actual palm frond.
Excellent collector or decor plate.
Item# PF108 $1,795.00 FREE shipping in the USA lower 48.    
Palm Flower Palm Flower

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FOSSIL FISH MOSAIC:
GREAT WALL ART,MURAL OR A GREAT PIECE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN:
This Green River fossil fish mosaic is made up of 21 small tiles.There are 6 Knightia eocaena fish which are the Wyoming state fossil. This elegant looking mosaic will adorn any wall with great grace.
Size of plate is 17" x 11".The fish are about 2"long. It is trimed with oak and ready to hang on a wall.
Item# FEMU104 $199.00
 fish mosaic

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VERY NICE! PRISCACARA liops:
It belongs to the percoid family and has no living relative today but looks a lot like todays Bluegill.
This is a great plate with nice color, nice Priscacara and several sticks on the plate. It is ready to hang on the wall.
The fish is 4 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 13 1/2" by 10".
Great specimen.
Item# FE106       $249.95 SOLD
Priscacara

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Phareodus encaustus:
Size of plate is 14" by 11".
Length of Phareodus is 6".
This plate has been backed with wood and a cable hanger attached.
Item# FE137       $224.95
Phareodus

15" Diplomystus dentatus.
This is a nice specimen.
This plate is backed and hanger is attached.
Size of plate is 21 1/4" x 9 1/2".
Item# FE111       $399.95 SOLD
 Diplomystus

VERY NICE KNIGHTIA PLATE WITH 9 FISH: fresh water, fossil herring.
Length of largest Knightia is 2 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 8 1/2" by 7 1/2".
VERY nice plate.
Item# FE118       $ 44.95 SOLD
Knightia

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VERY NICE Knightia:
The fish is 4 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 6" by 4".
Nice specimen.
Item# FE201       $49.95 SOLD
 Knightia


NICE Knightia:
The fish is 5" long.
Size of plate is 5 1/2" by 6"".
Nice specimen.
Item# FE135       $34.95
 Knightia


VERY EXCELLENTY Knightia:
The fish is 5 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 7" by 5".
QUALITY specimen.
Item# FE102       $49.95
 Knightia


EXCELLENT PRISCACARA liops:
Size of plate is 8" by 6 3/4".
Size of fish is 5 1/2".
Item# FE133       $195.00
Priscacara


VERY NICE Knightia:
The fish is 4 3/4" long.
Size of plate is 5" by 4 3/4".
Very good specimen.
Item# FE202       $34.95 SOLD
 Knightia

5 1/4" Diplomystus dentatus:
Nice specimen.
Size of plate is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Item# FE134       $64.95 SOLD
 Diplomystus


NICE PRISCACARA liops:
It belongs to the percoid family and has no living relative today but looks a lot like todays Bluegill.
The fish is 4 3/4" long.
Size of plate is 10 1/2" by 9 1/2".
Ready to hang on a wall.
A unique plate.
Item# FE108       $174.95 SOLD
Priscacara

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 2" long. Framed in a beautiful oak frame ready to hang on wall. No glass front.
Size of frame is about 6 1/2" by 5 1/2".
Item# FE136       $ 34.95
Knightia

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 2" long. Framed in a beautiful oak frame ready to hang on wall. This has a glass front.
Size of frame is about 6 1/2" by 5".
Item# FE148       $ 37.95
Knightia


NICE Knightia:
The fish is 4 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 5" by 4 1/2".
NICE specimen.
Item# FE200       $34.95 SOLD
 Knightia

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Multiple plate. Fresh water, fossil herring.
Has 4 complete Knightia from 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 9" by 7".
Nice fish.
Item# FE157       $ 39.95 SOLD
Knightia

NICE KNIGHTIA PLATE: fresh water, fossil herring.
The fish are 4 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 21" by 17 3/4".
Very nice specimen plate.
Item# FDE122       $ 224.95 SOLD
Knightia


Knightia:
The fish is 5" long.
Size of plate is 9" by 8 1/4".
VERY Nice specimen.
Item# FE129       $24.95     SOLD
 Knightia

NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
The fish is 4 3/4" long.
Size of plate is approximately 6" by 5 1/4".
Item# FE103       $34.95 SOLD
Knightia

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VERY NICE Knightia:
The fish is 4 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 6 3/4" by 5 3/4".
Great specimen.
Item# FE203       $49.95
 Knightia

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VERY EXCELLENTY Knightia:
The fish is 4 3/8" long.
Size of plate is 6 1/2" by 5 1/4".
QUALITY specimen.
Item# FE174       $49.95
 Knightia

NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
The fish is 2 1/2" long.
Size of plate is approximately 4 1/2" by 3 1/4".
Item# FE177       $ 12.95 SOLD
Knightia

NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
The fish is 2" long.
Size of plate is approximately 3 3/4" by 3 1/8".
Item# FE183       $ 10.95
Knightia

VERY NICE and RARE PALM FLOWER with excellent 9 1/2" Diplomystus!
The palm flowers are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming. This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm flower is backed with 3/4" Burch plywood,has a hanger and can easily be displayed on a wall. The size of plate is about 47" long X 25" wide. The 9 1/2" Diplomystus is an excellent fish. This specimen shows up very nicely on the limestone rock and is less common than the actual palm frond.
Excellent collector or decor plate.
Item# FEDU162 $9,995.00 SOLD    
Palm Flower Palm Flower Palm Flower

!VERY EXCELLENT PARTIAL PALM FROND!Sablites sp.
The palm fronds are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming. This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm is backed with 3/4"" strand board,with hanger and can be easily displayed on a wall. The size of plate is 57" wide x 40 3/4" high. There are about 155 minni fish (Knightia). This has a really nice natural color and the specimens show up nicely on the limestone rock.
Excellent collector or decor plate.
Item# FEDU160 $5,995.00 SOLD    
Palm Frond w/minni fish


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