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)

Private Large Sabal Palm mysteries and notes...    


   Mysteries of this Large Sabal Palm   

Palm Mystery #1

This "close up" view of the private Large Sabal Palmate Frond from the Loyce Youngblood Estate depicts this pristine-preserved, giant 82" x 70" land-based palmate, incongruously draped over an apparent fossil fish at left center of main fan body. Other incongruities occurred nearby, with an obviously rapid, massive, intermingled burial of especially well-preserved birds, plants and fish in the 50-mile wide lakebed of the former ancient Fossil Lake in the Green River Formation of Wyoming [See Page 7 for debate about fossils in this formation].  

Question: What kind of catastrophe might  have created such a rapid mud burial on such a vast scale? Your ideas?

Question: Is this Sabal Palm 50,000,000+ years old as the "Uniformitarian" geologists have claimed, or is it less than 100,000 years old, along with all fossils and the earth itself, as "Young Earth Catastrophist" scientists  would claim based on new evidences from their 8-Year RATE Research Project? (See competing earth-fossil age views on pages 7 and 9).

Your suggestions?

Palm Mystery #2

Five palm leaves at top mysteriously appear to be cut, torn, or bitten across in a straight  line, since, even in the unlikely event that if insects happened  to chew all the way through one leaf without eating other parts of the leaf, it is mathematically highly improbable that they would continue to chew off the other 4 adjoining leaves to the exact same length, again, without eating any of the other parts of those same leaves, especially since the remainder of the otherwise pristine-condition palmate fan body and leaves show very minimal insect damage elsewhere.

Moreover, with the majority of the palmate's petiole (stalk) missing, this nearly 6-foot tall palmate was originally much taller (8 to 10 feet tall).

Question: Since the five neatly missing frond leaves are at the top of this once gigantic 8 to 10-foot tall palmate, is it most probable that a very large grazing animal might have taken a big bite out of the top? 

Question: Straight-cutting Insects or tall grazing dinosaur? Your ideas?

Private Large Sabal Palm offered by heirs
- Click on Private Palm expandable thumbnail photo

(Also see expandable close-up photo of palmate above).

 Sabal Palm information originals available for inspection1   

  • 2007 "Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection Evaluation" (for    estate tax appraisal purposes);

  • Actual Sabal Palm fossil available for inspection in Dallas;
  • Photo views of the delicate, painstaking fossil preparation;
  • Purchase records and all relevant fossil documentation;
  • More photo views of the specimen available by email.


Notes on Large Sabal Palm offering  

The fan body of this private palmate is considerably larger than that of the similar Large Sabal Palm Frond which Mrs. Youngblood donated to the Laurence S. Youngblood Energy Library at the University of Oklahoma (named in honor of her late husband). She purchased the library palmate for $98,300, which was appraised in 1998 for $138,000 at the approximate time of donation. (See views of the O.U. Library palm on pages 1 and 7.) 

The private residential palm fossil was purchased for $92,800 in 1992 and authenticated by Charles E. Finsley, Curator of Earth Science of the Dallas Museum of Natural History in 1992. The $6933 museum-quality patinated bronze frame was added in 1998 bringing the total specimen cost to $99,733. It was appraised for estate tax purposes at $65,000* in 20071 . The  fossil is offered for sale at $77,800 o.b.o. (Provenance: Loyce A. Wallace and Susan K. Thompson, joint owners).

25-year fossils expert Thomas Lindgren, in his 2007 estate tax appraisal  entitled "Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection Evaluation" 1  wrote:

"This Palm Frond is from one of the premier Green River Fossils specialists, Carl Ulrich.  His work graces museums and private homes around the world. This is a very desirable specimen and would   be in high demand with the current market for decorative fossils ".1   

1 Copies of the estate tax fossils appraisal, appraiser qualifications, and the fossil cost documents are available for inspection by approved parties. Also available are the $138,000 appraisal and cost documents for the other Large Sabal Palm Frond fossil donated by Mrs. Youngblood to Oklahoma University for the Youngblood Energy Library..

Your suggestions about this new website? 

Questions about the offered Large Sabal Palm specimen?


Return to: Private Large Sabal Palm Frond background, Page 2.

Return to: Youngblood Energy Library's Public Sabal Palm, Page 7

See: Home Page for comparison of public and private Sabal Palms

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David Wallace, P.O. Box 23901, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (405) 974--9759       Copyright  2009 David Wallace, All Rights Reserved 

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

INDEX - Pages 

For information contact:     David Wallace      (405) 974-9759