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Specimen: Baltic Amber with Inclusion
Age: Eocene Period – 56 to 33.9 million years ago
Location Found: Baltic Sea
Amber Inclusions are unfortunate insects, plants etc. which became entombed in tree resin (not tree sap) millions of years ago. With the inclusion engulfed, the resin slowly hardened through a natural polymerization of the original organic compounds. This hardened material is known as Copal, which preserves the inclusion perfectly. Through time the Copal becomes buried and, over a several million year process, slowly turns into what we know as Amber. Incredibly this process has allowed us to marvel at ancient specimens frozen in time, as if captured only yesterday!
*We would always suggest using a magnifying aid to view your specimen to truly appreciate the inclusions stunning frozen detail. We would always suggest using a magnifying aid to view your specimen to truly appreciate the inclusions stunning detail. Amber inclusions can include such specimens as flies, gnats, midges, beetles, wasps, ants, spiders, cockroach’s, seeds, plants & more.
GRADE ‘B’: Amber pieces contain fairly detailed inclusions, we would highly recommend using a magnifying lens to view these as some insect inclusions can be very small.SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item.