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    AMBER with INCLUSIONS
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic
    1.4 x 1 x 0.5 inches (3.56 x 2.54 x 1.27 cm)

    Ever since the movie "Jurassic Park" came out in the early 1990s, Amber - a fossilized tree resin - has seen a resurgence in popularity. While the specimen featured here may not be housing an insect that contains dormant Dinosaur DNA, it does offer a myriad of insects that have been trapped for all time. There appears to be at least 10 "bugs" in this polished fossil specimen. This cabochon-shaped oval has excellent polish and a brilliant color. It is a top quality piece almost 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) at its longest.




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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    30th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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