Price includes a display box. You will receive an item of similar quality to the one shown!
This is Mexican amber mined in the state of Chiapas, located along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. They date back approximately 23 to 28 million years to the Miocene Epoch.
Small insects and plant matter can be found petrified within this amber, with each piece being unique. Larger "inclusions" of this kind are known to give a unique insight into prehistoric life, due to their incredible state of preservation.
Each of the specimens has been polished and shaped into round or oval pieces, with a flat back. They would be great candidates for jewelry making if desired!
Amber is fossilized tree resin that has hardened over time. Most amber has a hardness between 2.0 and 2.5 on the Mohs scale. It can occur in a range of colors, from whitish to pale yellow to almost black in appearance. The oldest amber dates to the Upper Carboniferous, or about 320 million years ago. By the early Cretaceous it becomes far more abundant and found in correlation with insects.
Size: Approximately 0.5 inch in length