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    Description

    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic

    This irregular teardrop-shaped dollop of Amber is a beautiful golden-yellow hue with an amazing clarity. Suspended inside this unique fossil is a prehistoric diorama, featuring approximately 20+ insects as well as some plant matter. The most prominent inclusion may be what appears to be a mosquito. The other incredible insects include termites and one presumed giant termite from the genus Mastotermes. The unusually large example weighs 24 grams and exhibits a massive surface area. The "tenants" will not disappoint any viewer. The piece is an ideal candidate for further examination with a microscope as there is certainly quite a lot of "activity" taking place in the intriguing fossil.
    Overall Measurements: 2.72 x 1.77 x 0.60 inches (6.92 x 4.50 x 1.52 cm)


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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