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    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic
    0.76 x 0.65 x 0.43 inches (1.94 x 1.65 x 1.10 cm)


    The focus of this tiny specimen of fossilized tree resin known as Amber, which only weighs a slight two grams, is the wonderfully preserved insect inside its golden boundary. A smaller fossilized "bug" is also clearly visible in the ancient dollop, but the detail and significant wings of the main creature is the star.


    Estimate: $300 - up.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    May
    24th Thursday 7:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    May
    24th Thursday
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    4 Days 9h 54m 47s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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    This lot is in: 1 - Nature & Science Session
    (Lots 79001-79030) - 8:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, May 24, 2018.
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    Current Bid:
    $55
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