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    AMBER-ENTRAPPED ROACH
    Blattaria Order
    Oligocene

    Dominican Republic
    30 million years ago in the lush neo-tropical forests of today's Dominican Republic, the slow ooze of tree resin creeping down the trunk of a Hymenaea protera tree caught this roach unawares and preserved it forever in a beautiful golden prison. This is a large example of the rare faunal inclusions found in amber, ½ inch long, with the roach's prehistoric anatomy perfectly visible, from the slender transparent veined wings to the hairy spindly legs. Containing various other tiny insects the nugget has been polished into a beautiful soft yellow cabochon 11/8 x 1 x ¼ inches.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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