Find of a lifetime

Jasper student makes significant fossil find at former Union Chapel mine

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/22/17

A Jasper 12-year-old made a significant find at the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site in Union Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 14.

“It was two reproductive cones — megasporophyll and microsporophyll — both of the same type of plant, a scale tree. They’re not incredibly rare, but it’s unusual that you see both on the same plate, especially with the megasporophyll leaves attached,” said Ashley Allen, president of the Alabama Paleontological Society.

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