Shark's Teeth In Amber
If you read the bit about the amber in the conch shell, again, each time I think it can never happen, it does. The specimen is about 4 inches x 2.5 x 2 inches in size. The size of the amber is about 1 inch x 1.5 inches.
How the resin got there and became amber, I just do not know. I do know that this is a very unlikely piece to be found, just like the conch piece.
Since this is mostly rock, it has a significant 'heft' to it.
This is a significant find. It is very rare to find amber in an aquatic environment - in particular, a salt water environment. I do know also that the miner who found this knew he had something special and it took an arm and a leg (or in this case, money) to get this from him. This specimen is from the Chiapas region in Mexico. Whether you are a general collector, a museum or a specialist, this will peak your imagination and story telling ability. Enjoy the pictures and the rarity of this magnificent piece. I guarantee that you will never see this again.
This combined with the conch shell with amber are just as special as it gets. By the way, I know this is so strange, you may think this is 'fake' - we have been in business since 1992 and guarantee everything we see 100%, no questions asked. Our reputation is what we stand upon.
Interesting email from Chris A., an amber expert and enthusiast:
I noticed the two pieces: the conch and the shark teeth. I made a connection in my mind: I mined in North Carolina. Aurora, NC which is home to one of the largest phosphate mines in the world. On occasion, amber is found... very young, perhaps copal. I have found pieces over 3 pounds. I have two pieces that are crusted with barnacles. For sure, they are the result of a secondary deposit. The pieces you are selling remind me of this... simply incredible coincidences of deposits. There is a cool factor in that.