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    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Miocene
    Dominican Republic

    This roughly triangularly shaped piece of Amber from the Dominican Republic has a soft yellowish color and is tremendously clear. The polished example of fossilized tree resin is home to two Hymenoptera ants with wings and a Psocoptera barklouse. The inhabitants of this "heart-shaped" specimen are small, but they exhibit nice detail and seem to be at work in this ancient snapshot. Quality pieces of Amber with a great assortment of insect inclusions are uncommon and prized, and this one is certainly no exception.
    Overall Measurements: 2.37 x 1.96 x 1.01 inches (6.04 x 5.00 x 2.59 cm)

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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