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Specimen: Baltic Amber with Fly Inclusion
Location: Baltic Sea
Size (picture scale cube=1cm): 15 x 13 x 5mm
This is 56-33.9 million year old Baltic amber which houses an inclusion.
Amber inclusions are unfortunate animals, insects, plants etc. that 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 in the ground 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.
GRADE ‘C’: Amber pieces contain good quality inclusions that will require the aid of a magnifying lens to be viewed in great 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.
**The items photo shows the actual specimen you will receive**
**Please note the following:
1) This items picture will change once we update the listing to a new replacement specimen after this specific item has been sold, this action will cause the picture in your purchase history to also change to the new image.
2) The picture will also change if you’ve had the item in your basket for a while and someone else buys it during that period (having items stored in your basket does not remove that listing from the view of other customers, meaning it will still be active on eBay).
3) We would suggest saving, or taking a screenshot of the items image as soon as you have purchased it for your own records of comparison for once the item has been received in the post. We also keep a record of every image we upload.
4) Please note the size of the item when you are purchasing. Some items are small. They have been photographed beside a 1cm/0.39 inch cube for scale purposes, their measurements are also written in the description, we suggest screenshoting these as this information will change as soon as we upload the next item.