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    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic
    1.12 x 0.72 x 0.24 inches (2.84 x 1.82 x 0.62 cm)


    This little oval of very clear, yellowish Amber from the Dominican Republic is essentially a cabochon with a domed top and a relatively flat bottom. A stingless bee and a parasitic wasp both share this as the final resting place for their well-preserved bodies. The insects belong to the order Hymenoptera, and this Lot includes a postage stamp size printed photo of the primary inclusion. This one is tiny but full of wonder.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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