Description

    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Miocene
    Dominican Republic

    Over 40 grams, this fine example of fossilized tree resin from the Dominican Republic is loosely shaped somewhat like a flame, and the form is nearing as compelling as the occupants in this ancient diorama. The burned gold piece has extremely dark extremities and it is rich in color although the Amber is rather transparent, which is fortuitous, since there are six Isoptera winged termites and six Diptera unidentified flies in this ancient remnant from the Miocene. A certificate details the facts about this finer example.
    Overall Measurements: 2.90 x 1.70 x 0.99 inches (7.37 x 4.33 x 2.52 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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