new
or
You are here : Stone Home > Info Center > Industry news > The Marble & Granite Gallery Offers Fossil Fish Limestone

The Marble & Granite Gallery Offers Fossil Fish Limestone

Updated:2007-11-14 12:08:52
!@#0#@!!@#1#@!!@#2#@!!@#3#@!!@#4#@!!@#5#@!!@#6#@!!@#7#@! !@#8#@!

The Marble & Granite Gallery, a European style showroom with Michigan’s largest display of marble, granite, limestone, travertine, and onyx from around the world, announces that it is marketing an exciting new and rare Fossil Fish limestone. The limestone contains fossils of the fish species Knightia Eoceania from the Green River Formation of Southwestern Wyoming deposited 50 million years ago. These specimens, found in light colored limestone, measure 5" from head to tail and are similar to today’s herring.

The Green River system was composed of three lakes: Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.

The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today.  Large amounts of ash found in the sediments indicate that volcanoes were particularly active at this time.

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia. They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions.

Some other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to
2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of natures finest are. They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

This new limestone is on display to builders, developers, contractors, architects, designers and individuals in metropolitan Detroit who want to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen, countertop, bathroom, fireplace, floor or patio.
The Marble and Granite Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. It is located at: 22100 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, Phone 248-304-1200, fax 248-304-1221

The Marble & Granite Gallery is a 48,000 sq. ft. European style showroom that displays natural stone slabs of
marble, granite, limestone, travertine, and onyx from Brazil, Italy, India, China, Spain, South Africa, Norway, and many other countries, as well as the US. With more than 6,000 slabs on display for builders, developers, contractors,
architects, designers, and individuals in metropolitan Detroit, it is Michigan’s largest marble and granite showroom.

source: Stone Industry New

Premium Related Products
QZC0004
QZC0004
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:Quartzite
Xiamen Chitrust Import & Export Co.,Ltd.
ChinaChina
QZC0003
QZC0003
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:Quartzite
Xiamen Chitrust Import & Export Co.,Ltd.
ChinaChina
India Red Monument
India Red Monument
Price:$300-600/m
Origin:Xiamen
Categories:Granite
Huian Jealin Stone Material Manufactory
ChinaChina
Browse by: Stone Manufacturers | All Products | For Buyers | For Sellers | Suppliers | Stonebtb.com International | Stonebtb.com China | Site Map
About Us | Stonebtb Service | Contact Us | Our Partners | Video | Exchange Link | Terms of Use
Copyright 2007-2019 Stonebtb.com All rights seserced