As you go through these pages, if there is any type of specimen you do not see but are interested in, please feel free to contact
us, we have a rather large inventory. I suspect we can fill your needs,
even if you are in need of a particular beetle family or another specific
request- we have it!
All specimens on this page are from the Dominican Republic and about
24 million years old.
of the Specimen
1. En-hydro - an air bubble within another bubble. There is water here, 24 million year old water. I wonder if the piece is broken and the water escaped, if it contained an ancient virus that could destroy life as we know it? Just a thought. The piece is cloudy from thousands of tiny air bubbles. Still, this is a fairly clear piece. There is a movie (albeit poor) of the air bubbles moving. Finally I think there is a female worker ant between the en-hydros.
A nice sized bit of Dominican amber. There is forest debris throughout the piece (makes it cool). The best part of this amber are the termite wings. This would make a great pendant (all I can think about is the song...'you are the wind beneath my wings....) Good piece.
16. 1.25 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm (1 inch x .75 inches x .33 inches) this stone is 3.7 grams, or 18 carats. The facets are equal even though the image does not look like it - an artifact of the scanner. Scanned
18. One lone beetle
awash in a sea of yellow. This has a Bark Beetle, Coleoptera, family
Scolytidae. As I commented earlier the scolytid beetles are still
found on the few Hymenaea(algarrobo) trees here in the Dominican
Republic, under the bark and in the seed pods. Off to the side is
a very pretty Chalcidid
wasp, Hymenoptera family Chalcididae. This piece is flat on
one side and teardrop shape for the rest. Scanned
27. A good sized piece of Dominican amber. It is very clear and does not have a lot inside...........except.........a beautiful (small) moth fly. The Nematocera family Psychodidae are small true flies with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a "furry" moth-like appearance. For some reason, I really like these little guys. Scanned Image!
This is a teaching piece. The feature that jumps out at you are the circular marks on the amber. This has a portion of an amber tube. That is where the amber flows upon itself, layer upon layer. This is rather good for that. It does have a spider near the center and a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. Scanned
30. Have we got a great deal for you. We just got back from the Dominican Republic and bought a "bag full" of pendants like the ones to the left. Some have bugs, most do not, but each one is special and hand done. Since we got such a good deal on them, we pass it on to you, these are only $25 each. You do not get to pick, this will be a situation where we reach into the bag and pull out one randomly. This is a real, real good deal. Our numbers are limited though. Scanned
We have been looking for a good jewel er's loupe that will not break the bank. This is it. Well built, good optics and something that everyone can afford. Our main goal with this loupe was that it would be a triplet loupe, have good optics and would not break the next day. Finally we wanted a loupe that you could give to a kid (or use yourself) and then not have to cry when the child lost the loupe. This just fits the bill every way around. You will love it. This is a 10X loupe (even though it does say 20X). It has all the power you will ever need.
This has it's own page also.
An authentic touch screen scale. It has a lid that opens up to an impressive touch screen scale. It is 4.5 x 2.5 inches x .5 inches deep. Very nicely built - this beauty even comes with a pouch so it does not get scratched. This is really a nice instrument AND they are on sale for only $18.95 (down from $27.85).
Just a nice image taken from the Amber Cam on February 12, 2012
(just south of Pikes Peak in Colorado)
feel free to visit out sister store that specializes in DNA products.
From neckties to jewelry, to DNA models and DNA stuffed toys! The
DNA Store has things you only dreamed about. You will enjoy your visit - it
is a very unique store.
there is a unique site for exclusive and specialized Dominican amber
at the Amber Mine.
Postage for amber will usually cost $5.55 (USD Priority Mail in the USA) or 1st class mail anywhere in the world. There may be exceptions to this. We will get your sample
to you as soon as possible (usually mailed the same day or at worst, the next day). U.S. orders
go out by Priority Mail, overseas as Air Mail. Books are normally mailed "Media Mail", unless they are light, in which case they are mailed first class.
Overseas books are air mail unless the weight is prohibitive, in which case you will have the option of surface (ship) or paying a bit extra for air mail.
All prices are in U.S. dollars. If you are overseas and want something other than normal air mail - contact us when you make the purchase.
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can pay 3 ways, either by credit card (located on each page as the 'buy now' button), a personal
or purchase order.
Finally, if you feel more comfortable, feel free to call us at 719-258-9319 (this is in the United States). Our fax is 719-258-9602, if you would like to fax your request or purchase order.