• Amber with Insect
  • Amber with Insect
  • Amber with Insect
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Amber with Insect

$200.00   €174  £150.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19242
Amber is a fossil tree resin and sometimes contains fossilised flora and fauna which became caught and embedded while the resin remained a sticky viscous fluid.  This attractive curved smooth plate of transparent golden-amber-orange contains various trapped static gas bubbles, plant debris and two small ant-like insects, probably some species of termite.  The larger of these measures about 2 mm long and can be viewed in detail under magnification as there are no inclusions to obscure its view.  Please note that a 1.5 mm diameter hole has been drilled through the centre of the Amber for stringing on a necklace or bracelet but does not detract from this lovely example found on the shoreline of the Baltic Sea.

Details

Dimensions
2.2 × 2.4 × 0.9 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals
Locality
Baltic Sea, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Amber