Description

    Amber
    Eocene
    Baltic Coast
    Russia
    1.04 x 0.61 x 0.48 inches (2.65 x 1.54 x 1.23 cm)


    The Baltic region provides the largest deposit of Amber known which is duly termed either Baltic Amber, or succinite, due to the ancient material containing about 8% succinic acid. This lot features two nice but quite different specimens. One is a rich, almost reddish, golden-yellow piece with an ant captured as the inclusion. The other tiny partially cut specimen is an oddly "hand-shaped" with both a spider and a mite captured inside for eternity.

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




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    Auction Dates
    Jan-Feb, 2016
    28th-4th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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