DescriptionRARE CENTIPEDE IN AMBER
Yantarny Kalingrad, Russia
80% of the world's Amber is found in the Baltic region, such that the coastal strip of Kalingrad in northern Russia is referred to as the "Amber Coast". Rare in even this region, however, is to find a nugget such as this, of delightful clarity and warm, honey-gold coloring, containing a perfectly preserved Centipede from the ancient pine forests of 50 million years ago. Caught in the sticky tree resin, it was preserved to perfection as the resin hardened and fossilized, and remains perfectly visible, from its elongated antennae, via the multi-segmented body, to the myriad of delicate legs. An unusual specimen, it curls back on itself several times in a naturally decorative pose, in a finely polished nugget, 1 inch wide.
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