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This Dominican amber displays a beautiful and unbelievably preserved entire leaf from Hymenaea protea. The leaf is very impressive, and the amber it is in is great. The weight of this hunk is 155 grams. That is about 1/3 of a pound of pure Dominican amber. It is quite a handful. This leaf must have fallen just as the resin was oozing from the tree. The algarrobo tree that the leaf came from is extinct now, but there are current relatives in the tropics today. Fourteen species of Hymenaea trees are found today through the Caribbean and South Amberica. In the Dominican Republic the trees are called algarrobo and the resin is call peruvia.

This is probably the most beautiful piece of amber with a leaf that I have ever seen. It is a museum quality chunk of amber.







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