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    Amber with Inclusions
    Hymenaea protera
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic

    This relatively massive example of polished Amber weighs well over 200 grams and features the classic golden-yellow coloration of the fossilized tree resin from the Dominican Republic. The big 'bar of soap' sized piece contains a plethora of inclusions that are readily visible in the extremely clear specimen. A wonderful mix of over 18 identifiable inclusions features some 12 to 18 winged and worker ants along with additional insects including a spider, more flies, a beetle and a mite. The combination of large size, numerous inclusions and quality of preservation makes this offering very big and very significant.
    Overall Measurements: 3.79 x 2.88 x 1.65 inches (9.62 x 7.32 x 4.20 cm)

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


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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