This incredible free form Copal Amber fossil is packed with insects, including a little spider! Copal amber (or young amber) is a different classification of tree resin than ancient amber. Ancient amber tends to be older, and has "crystallized" or solidified to a harder point than copal amber. Found in Madagascar, tree resin which has been exuded from the tree either for defense purposes or as a healing mechanism following damage, has solidified into copal amber. Insects on the tree or attracted by the sticky resin have become encapsulated in geologic time. This is a natural stone with a free-form shape that has been lightly polished.
Approx. 5.9" L x 1.25" W x 3.75" H
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