DescriptionWOOD GNATS IN AMBER
These two wood gnats were going about their unsuspecting business 30 million years ago when the sticky resin of a prehistoric tree caught them in its inexorable oozing path. The almost entirely clear amber nugget is a golden cage, holding them trapped in suspended animation for all eternity. Every fine detail of their body and wing anatomy is still perfectly visible. The polished nugget has a lovely warm golden honey color and has been pleasingly domed into a cabochon measuring approximately 1 x 7/8 x 3/8 inches.
Estimate: $350 - $450.
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