A note on reported plant fossils from the Flume Ridge area of southwestern New Brunswick

L. R. Fyffe, R. F. Miller
1992 Atlantic geology  
Reports of geological surveys undertaken during the latter part of the last century state that plant fragments were recovered from pre-Carboniferous rocks of the Flume Ridge area in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. An attempt was made to confirm the presence of these plant remains in order to provide age constraints on the otherwise unfossiliferous Digdeguash, Sand Brook, and Flume Ridge formations. Re-examination of a reported locality on Cox Brook and of an original specimen stored at the New
more » ... n stored at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John suggests that material identified as "Lepidostrobus" is actually a spotted slate chip incorporated in a wacke bed. The recognized inorganic nature of the supposed fossils precludes assignment of specific ages to the pre-Carboniferous rocks underlying a large tract of southwestern New Brunswick.
doi:10.4138/1863 fatcat:nojaxoifn5glxedqz6vx5j55na