Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs 8cm


Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs 8cm

Size, 8cm x 2cm x 1.2cm Weight, 12.35gm

Ref No. F217



Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs 8cm

This piece of Copal Amber contains a variety of perfectly preserved flies, bugs and at least one spider. These insects have been trapped inside the amber and are perfectly preserved inside. There are at least 30 creatures that can easily be seen with the naked eye but are even more impressive when studied with a magnifying glass enabling you to study their delicate wings and legs. When sap was seeping from the tree, insects, bugs and occasionally, even larger creatures like lizards risked becoming trapped. 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.

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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