All of our Fossils are 100% Genuine Specimens & come with a Certificate of Authenticity
Specimen: Baltic Amber with Inclusion
Age: Eocene Period – 56 to 33.9 million years ago
Location Found: Baltic Sea
Baltic Amber is older but more common to find than Dominican Amber which is younger but more difficult to source.
We also sell the very rare Burmese Cretaceous Amber which is much older than both.
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.
GRADE ‘A’: Amber piece contains high quality inclusion which may require the aid of a magnifying lens to be viewed in great detail.ACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.