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.

Shark's Teeth in Amber


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