Straight out of Jurassic Park, check out this incredible free form copal amber specimen! Copal amber (or young amber) is a different classification of tree resin than ancient amber. Ancient amber tends to be quite a bit 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 stone with a natural free-form shape that has been lightly polished.
Approx. 5" L x 1.4" W x 1.5" H
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