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... The Youngblood Collection 


     Large Sabal Palm Fossil in Limestone Slab         (overlaying apparent fossilized fish specimen)

Eocene Epoch estimated 51,000,000 years Before Common Era      (Excavated in 1991, Green River Formation, Wyoming).    

This breathtaking 81"x 68" fossilized limestone slab with its pristine-preserved giant palmate was the focal point of  the late Loyce Youngblood's Nichols Hills, Oklahoma spacious 40' living room. Only about 5% of collectible fossils worldwide were plants, and the Large Sabal Palms are in the uppermost tier of those in demand for decorative purposes. Mrs. Youngblood considered this gigantic fossil, framed in bronze, to be the most beautiful among her museum-quality public and private collection specimens.

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Heirs offering private Large Sabal Palm fossil for sale

The fan body of this private palmate is considerably larger than that of the similar Large Sabal Palm Frond fossil 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 more on the O.U. library public 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, heirs and joint owners).

25-year fossils expert Thomas Lindgren 2, in his 2007 estate tax appraisal  entitled "Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection Evaluation" 1, 2  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 2".   

See Youngblood Energy Library's Public Sabal Palm - Large, Page 7.

More on this private Sabal Palm:- Palm Mysteries, Page 16

Background Footnotes:         

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..

2 Thomas Lindgren, paleontologist and international fossils consultant, estimated this fossil at 51,000,000 years age in his 2007 Youngblood Estate appraisal for tax purposes entitled: “Loyce Youngblood Fossil Collection Evaluation”. The large body of traditional Uniformitarian geologists might generally agree with this time estimate, while Neo-Catastrophist geologists might estimate a somewhat younger age, and Young Earth Catastrophist geologists might estimate a very young earth age for all fossils. (See Page 7  for a comparison of these three geological views applied to the similar Large Sabal Palm Frond donated by Loyce Youngblood to the Laurence Youngblood Energy Library at  the University of Oklahoma). Note: the O. U. library palmate frond fossil is estimated at 50,000,000 years B.C.E. on the Youngblood Energy Library website based on Uniformitarian geological concepts.

More private collection fossils Crinoids, Page 4

Next: Youngblood Library Fossils Photo Gallery, Page 3

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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

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