DescriptionLARGE AMBER NUGGET WITH CLOUD OF INSECTS
La Bucara Mine, La Cordillera Septentrional, Dominican Republic
A cloud of insects has been captured in this uncommonly large piece of Amber, as if the sap of the ancient tree flowed very rapidly, quickly enveloping this teaming group of insects. There are over 50 insects and immature flowers including: rare Nasute termites, worker termites, a crane fly, a cricket, plunger mouth flies, spiders, ants, beetles, multiple stingless bees, moths, and unknown larvae. There are hours of identification and study in this single specimen. It is well polished, weighs 320 grams, measures 5 x 4 ¼ inches, is 1 1/2 inches thick and is in fine condition. This specimen comes from a private Eastern collection and has been vetted by famed Amber expert Dr. David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History.
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