the public fossil   collection

Fossil specimens donated by Loyce Youngblood to the

 Laurence Youngblood Energy Library

 University of Oklahoma

Large Ammonite Fossil   (Coahuila, Mexico)

   Large Sabal Palm Frond        (Wyoming)

Energy Library Fossils:

Energy Library Minerals:

Youngblood - Library Story


   Youngblood Library Link     (Oklahoma. University Libraries System)

Fabulous fossils

The extraordinary public and private  Loyce  Youngblood  fossil  collections


The public Youngblood fossils at Oklahoma University

"Magnificent" Youngblood Library   features  museum-quality  fossils

The late philanthropist and oil executive Loyce L. Youngblood has collected and donated amazing fossils to the Laurence S. Youngblood Energy Library at the University of Oklahoma, named in honor of her late husband, Laurence, pioneer oilman and founder of the nation's one-time largest oil and gas leasing firm.

Youngblood Energy Library Large Sabal Palm   with herring-like fish  (Original cost $98,300; appraised at $138,000)  (See Page 7)

With its 170,000 map sheets and more than 100,000 cataloged volumes, the Youngblood Energy Library, established in 1989 by Mrs. Youngblood,  is widely acknowledged to be one of the "top five geological libraries in the nation. 1

Generously endowed, planned, exquisitely furbished, and decorated by Loyce Youngblood, the OU geological library was described as "magnificent" by the Oklahoma University President David Boren, a former Oklahoma Governor and U. S. Senate Intelligence Chairman, in a Daily Oklahoman news article.2 

1Daily Oklahoman news story, June 3, 2007

2Daily Oklahoman news story, Dec. 15, 2006

  Youngblood residence Large Sabal Palm 

    Youngblood residence Large Sabal Palm overlaying apparent fish From the Eocene Epoch (Original cost $99,733) 


The private Youngblood  Estate fossil collection

Spectacular fossils also graced the 8,000' Nichols Hills, OK residence of the late Loyce Youngblood, including this 6' Large Sabal Palm Frond draped over an apparent fish fossil, believed  underlying a left portion of the unusually large fan body. (See close-up exandable views at left).

Heirs offer private Large Sabal Palm

This Large Sabal Palm, in its 81'"x 68" contrasting limestone slab with a museum-quality patinated bronze frame, originally cost $99,733, and was estate tax-appraised for $65,000 in 2007. (This sole remaining unsold private fossil from the former Estate of Loyce L. Youngblood is currently offered for sale at $77,800 by the Youngblood Estate heirs).

More on this private Palm , Page 2

Mysteries of this private Palm, Page 16

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the private fossil collection

Personal fossils from the  residence and estate of  

Loyce Youngblood

Large Sabal Palm Frond overlaying apparent fish  Green River Formation (Wyoming)

 Multiple-Calyx Crinoid   with nine "Sea Lilies"  (Germany)

Single-Calyx Crinoid   "Sea Lily" marine animal    (Purchased from Estate by OU) (Germany)

      Loyce and Laurence:      The Youngblood Story

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