Chiapas Botanicals

This is the fabled Chiapas amber from the Mayan mines in Chiapas, Mexico. Mainly, this page is centered on botanical specimens in Chiapas amber. It is fairly difficult to get a hold of and is highly prized for its impressive color and transparency. You can find reds, blues, greens and of course amber colors. This is real color, not like altered Baltic amber. This is quite a find and not seen often! You can do just about anything you want with this amber. My suggestion is for jewelry - the depth of color is seldom seen in any amber from anywhere else!

By the way, here is an interesting web site devoted to just high quality Chiapas amber (nice way to say expensive amber).

Item 1

It does not happen very often where you get the majority of the leaf - but here it is.  the rest of the amber is clear.  This is a lovely piece, great color and it even has a bunch of insects inside.  There is an unknown along with a partial set of wings.  This is about 1.5 x 1.5 x .5 inches in size.

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$260

Item 2

An interesting piece, irregular in shape.  It has a series of Bryophyte branching sprigs.  Along with that there is a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae and a weevil, Coleoptera, Super-family, Curculionoidea, Lechrioponae.

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$41

Item 3

Nice shape to this amber, a little smaller than 1 x 1 x .25 inches.  There is a good flower near one corner of the amber.  Ever wanted to give flowers to someone?  There is also a partial set of termite wings near the flower.

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$49

Item 4

Irregular shaped piece of Mexican with a small partially opened flower.  Also inside is part of a leaf and what appears to be part of a coprolite.  Near the flower is an ant. Good price.

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$29

Item 5

Centrally placed flower.  Near the flower is part of a leaf and what looks like part of a petiole.

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$55

Item 6

A rather large piece of amber with over a dozen flowers inside.  This scanned image (below) is not good since the scanner does not do well when there is depth to the piece.   This is more like a polished rock (kind of) than a flat stone.  Many flowers - you could give a dozen flowers to someone!  This is an impressive piece.  By the way, there is a small segment of Bryophyte in this one.

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SOLD

Item 7

Quite a piece of amber.  This has a large, visible leaf inside.  Rather cool, you can see places where an insect has 'chomped' part of the leaf.  I love when amber tells a story.  There are a bunch of animals also.  One beautiful is an immature planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea, an unknown and a fly, Nematocera.  You will like this one.

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$290

Item 8

This is a large piece of amber. It weighs about 64 grams and is about 2 X 2 X 1 inch. Inside is a treasure of botanical specimens. You can find many stamens, leaves with visible surface structures and much more. If you like botanical specimens, this one is irresistible. A large piece that you can put on your desk as a sample of Chiapas amber with plant parts. A great discussion starter.

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$1,240

Item 9

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This is a beautiful specimen.  the flower is large and very easy to see.  The anthers have an unusual beauty to them,  They almost look curled.

 

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$103

Item 10

Unbelievable - this is the first time I have ever seen an oak seed (at least I think it is) in amber.  It does appear that there are 2 seeds - one with the seed attached to the head and the other with just the 'wing'.  Here is a picture of modern oak seeds.    This is a rare piece.

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SOLD

Item 11

The leaf on this beauty is 2 inches long.  That is a very large inclusion in Chiapas amber.  You can see some holes in the leaf where an insect probably chewed away (or something similar).  There is also half a leaf off to the side.  This is a big piece of amber, about 3 inches long.  The kind you can put on your desk as an example.

 

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$262

Item 12

This is shaped to be a pendant if I have ever seen one.  The flower bud is centrally located.  The size and shape are really good (so is the price).

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$35

Item 13

A lovely piece with on sprig of a Bryophyte running clear through the piece.  Particularly nice, this is clear and shows the mossy bryophyte very well.  You are going to love the detail is this one.

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$82

Item 14

Large, irregular shaped piece with perfect floral parts.  The piece is almost 3 x 1.5 inches in size.  There are some ancient air bubbles and a bit of forest debris.  The beauty is the single flower off centered.

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$110

Item 15

Interesting piece. This is large, about 4 x 2 inches and thin, maybe 1/4 inch. The piece is dark and shows better with a light through it. Inside are a number of leaves showing very good detail and also a number of scattered stamens. Fun to look at.

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SOLD

Item 16

This is from Chiapas, Mexico.  What what a large and beautiful piece of amber. It is about 5 x 2 x .5 inches and weighs 85 grams - this is a large piece of amber.  Oh, and clear - very clear.  Now the biggie .... the is a wonderful leaf at one side of the amber.  How cool.  This giant piece can sit on a desk and be enjoyed by all.   Very rare to be able to see a leaf like this.  Also there are a few gnats and even an immature planthopper.   Finally there is a small tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera. This is a special piece. Scanned Image!

$1,900

Item 17

A nice and large piece of clear amber.  Inside is a set of leaflets, partly compressed - just beautiful.  I am not sure why I like this type of leaflet assembly - but it is really sharp.  There is also a stem with some leaflets on it.  Also a few unknowns.  good piece.  There are two planthoppers, one large and one small.

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$159

Item 18

2 leafs from different trees.  There is a set of leaflets - probably from a mimosa tree and the other is an unknown.  The piece does not scan sell since it is wavy.  This image shows the entire piece better than the scan (I include the scan only for size).   There is also a small part of a spider web kind of twisted around itself. A rather unusual piece.

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SOLD

Item 19

What a specimen. If you like botanicals, you will love this one. A great leaf separation..... and it shows so well. Just a beautiful piece that does not require a microscope to appreciate. In fact, it is rather large for a microscope.

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$175

Item 20

2 leafs from different trees.  There is a set of leaflets - probably from a mimosa tree and the other is an unknown.  I do not see very often branching veins in leaves, but this has it..  A rather unusual piece.  Besides the beauty of what I have just described, this is a big piece with everything easily seen.  Now even better- there is a praying mantis (very rare).  Not far from this guy is a strange set of dots.  Finally, there is a large beetle, probably a cylindrical bark beetle, Coleoptera, Colydidae (but this is a large one).Phenomenal specimen.

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$496

Item 21

A wonderfully clear piece of amber with the top part of a leaf. Very beautiful and impressive piece.

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$69

Item 22

Monster piece of amber.  there is just so much inside that it is hard to see through.  In order to show it better I included images with a light shining through to show you what this really has.  bottom line, if you can think of it, it probably is inside.  Leaves, flowers, insects, stamens, of plant parts. It is about 4 x 4 x 1 inches and a whopping 238 grams (almost 1/2 pound of amber).  I was looking for the kitchen sink, but did not find it - it should be there though!

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$589

Item 23

I am going to assume that this is an 'old' flower.  The petals are gone and it looks like all that is left are the filaments.  A rather interesting specimen.  I seldom see flowers like this. The amber is an elongated rectangle.

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$94

Item 24

An irregular shaped piece of amber.  This has a unique barbed branch.  It is a clear piece.

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$89

Item 25

Large - and everything you see as 'dark' is plant material - flowers?    At first I thought they were flowers, but looking carefully, I am not sure, moss?  Just not sure, but I am sure this is a great piece.

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$225

Item 26

Another irregular shaped piece of amber (as far as that goes, I am not sure what a 'regular' shape is....).  A very nice leaf that shows vein branching.  In addition to the great leaf, there is what I think is a butterfly.  It could be a moth - they are both difficult to ID.  I cannot see the underside to ID the proboscis.

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SOLD

Item 27

Squarish piece of Chiapas amber.  This has a "bunch" of moss near the bottom of the piece.  Fascinating to look at under the microscope - but easily seen without one.  This is a nice piece.

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$123

Item 28

I got to tell you that I just do not know what this really is.  I have a lot of guesses - but they are just that.  Here are a few - the underside of a snake, a beautifully 'articulated' piece of coprolite, the abdomen of a giant roach - the list goes on.  The amber itself is particularly good and I really would like to know what this is.  I have not overpriced it (even though that was a thought).  If you want a discussion starter, this is it.  You have a 100% guarantee that this is real.

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$99

Item 29

Just a beautiful leafModerate sized amber with a very visible leaf.  The leaf shows interesting detail.

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$112

Item 30

Ever wanted to give someone a half dozen flowersThis is it.  They are nice.  Easily seen just plain cool.

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$168

Item 31

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In the Dominican Republic and Mexico, the tree that produced the copious amounts of resin that eventually became amber is from the Hymenaea treeHymenaea protea.  This amber dates from Oligocene to Miocene, thus it is about 25 million years old.  Please note that complete botanical inclusions are rare in amber.  This is the complete leaf in all it's glory.  Perfectly preserved and large....the leaf is 2.25 inches long, which the entire piece of amber is about 4 x 3 x .5 inches.  The amber weights 111 grams (almost a quarter of a pound).  This is a giant piece of Chiapas amber, a real winner in everyone's collection.

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$1,900

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