Burmese Amber

Burmese Cretaceous Amber is much older and rarer than both Baltic Amber and Dominican Amber.
Amber Inclusions are unfortunate animals, 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!
Specimen: Burmese Amber with Inclusion
Age: Cretaceous Period ~ 66-145 million year old
Location Found: Burma

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