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A VERY impressive chunk of Chiapas amber.  This piece is about 8 inches x 6 inches x 2 inches.  It weights 1,179 grams.  that is about 2.5 pounds of amber.  Not only is this perfect and large BUT it is clear.  Look at the images (and movie) - the clarity will knock your socks off.  This type of clear amber is seldom found. Needless to say that this size makes it the find of the year.  You could even carve this piece into a large, clear carving.   This is a very large and very rare huge specimen of amber. It is offered for 'only' $6 per gram.

This item is found on the Chiapas amber page 1,  number 28 (bottom of the page).

The Berothidae are a family of winged insects of the order Neuroptera. They are known commonly as the beaded lacewings.The family was first named by Anton Handlirsch in 1906.

Berothidae is very closely related to the thorny lacewings which are often included in the Berothidae as subfamily "Rhachiberothinae". They are also occasionally considered to be the distinct family Rhachiberothidae or included as a subfamily in the mantidflies.

This can be found here (number 5)

I love this piece.  Here is a worker ant that no one in their right minds would bother.  The jaws on this guy are just plain impressive.  This is a trap door ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae:Ponerinae.   Trap door ants have jaws that will close at 145 mpg.  These ants are rarely found in amber, an even rarely found in such good shape - this one is perfect.  There is a nice piece of wood near the head of this defender ant.

This is #10 on this page.

Wieslaw Giertowsk

A picture of the late Wieslaw Giertowsk in Poland and Doug Lundberg.  Mr. Giertowsk is probably one of the most respected amber individuals in the world.

News   Flash:

Current World prices of Raw Amber

Here are the current world market prices for raw amber.  This was taken from the journal called Baltic Jewellery News, March 2018.   Interesting to look at what the wholesale prices are for Baltic amber in Europe.

 

Dinosaur's were plagued by ticks.

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows.

Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber from Myanmar dating back 99 million years.

One is entangled with a dinosaur feather, another is swollen with blood, and two were in a dinosaur nest.

Scientists say the discovery, which has echoes of Jurassic Park, is the first direct fossil evidence that ticks fed on the blood of dinosaurs.  The BBC page has an article on this.

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Scientists discover an 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago

8th International Conference on Fossil Insects Arthropods and Amber in Santo Domingo, 2019:

Amber Mine in the Dominican Republic

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