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1.7" Polished Chiapas Amber (14 g) - Mexico
This is a 1.7" long, 14 gram piece of polished amber from Chiapas, Mexico. Inclusions are unidentified plant material or fungus. Under UV light, the amber fluoresces a vibrant blue-green color and portions of this specimen exhibit green coloration just under natural light.
Amber is fossilized tree resin which sometimes contains inclusions such as plant matter, fungi, and insects. This amber comes from mines in Chiapas, Mexico, and was formed during the Early/Middle Miocene (15-23 million years ago). The amber was produced by either the two extinct leguminous trees Hymenaea mexicana or Hymenaea allendis, both of which were initially described from fossil flowers included in Mexican amber