Copal Amber with insects and Bugs


Fossilised Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs 11cm long

Pleistocene, Location; Madagascar

Size; 11cm 4cm x 3cm x 2cm  Weight; 34gm.    Ref No F173



Large Section of Fossilised Copal Amber with Insects, 11cm long

This is a large section of Copal Amber with insects and bugs trapped inside. This is a crystal clear piece of Copal Amber making the bugs/insects inside clearly visible in great detail. The bugs can be seen with the naked eye and are even more remarkable when viewed with a magnifying glass. When sap was seeping from the tree, insects, bugs and occasionally, even lizards became trapped and preserved forever. The way these delicate creatures have been preserved is remarkable, looking as if they became trapped only yesterday. The principal difference between Amber and Copal Amber is its age. If a piece of Amber is less than 35 million years old it is classified as Copal Amber, in other words, ‘young Amber’.

Amber is the fossilised sap from trees growing millions of years ago. Because it isn’t a stone amber isn’t cold, it has a warmness about and is surprisingly light.  Amber can be various colours, yellow though various shades to golden brown. There is even green Amber, which although more uncommon has become very popular in recent years. Amber isn’t cold, it has a warmness about it, and because it is tree resin or sap, it is surprisingly light.

Metaphysically, Amber can bring positive energy and cleanse and purify negative energy. Amber is a powerful protector, it can clear depression and then help achieve creative self-expression.

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