How old is Colombian
Copal? The age of Colombian (South America) copal still remains an open
question. In fact in some papers you can find uncertain "Tertiary"
age (see for example the table in Langenheim's review, American Scientist,
78:16-24, 1990), or in other papers also Pliocene-Pleistocene;
accurate determinations made by means of 14C revealed that Colombian
copal from the region of Santander is in the order of just 200 years
old (Clifford et al., Org. Geochemistry, 27:449-464, 1997), practically
recent resin. There are others who feel that certain Colombian copals
are in the terms of many millions of years.
Most of the Colombian
copal that is offered for sale is from the Andes Mountains in South
Amberica. It could be up to 16 million years old. Since I have not had
it tested for time, I cannot conclusively say the age. If there is something
in particular that you are looking for but cannot find it on this page,
let us know, we probably have
for those interesting in large quantities. We have large quantities
of Colombia copal for sale. Example prices range from $620 per kilogram
to about $1100 (polished with good quality insects.) We can supply lots
up to 8 kilograms. Let us know
what you want.
You know, each piece is special and this is no exception.
It really does look like there are mammalian hairs on one
side of this copal! One side of me says they taper wrong and
the other says they look perfect! I just do not know for sure.
You be the judge. There is also a lot of other stuff, a roach,
a spider, and a bunch of flies. Half of the piece (fairly
large) is occluded with some unknown layer of stuff. The other
side is good.
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