A101 DR7930 Unusually Fat Planthopper Dominican Amber
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in a beautiful large sized 16gram authentic Dominican Amber Gemstone
$1.01 No Reserve Some photos of our amber excavations in August 2007 at La Toca and La Bucara amber mines
This is a Superb Large Planthopper in a beautiful large sized 16gram authentic Dominican Amber Gemstone. This specimen was excavated in the La Bucara amber mines in the Summer of 2007.
This beautiful authentic Dominican Amber gemstone is offered here with a complete satisfaction guarantee, if you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return any specimen within 14 days for a full refund.
In the Dominican Republic, Hymenaea trees are called Algorrobo. The Hymenaea tree exudes vast amounts of resin which over millions of years of pressure hardens into amber. Generally amber is found because a landslide along a steep slope in the mountains exposes veins of black lignite. If the lignite contains amber it is gradually extracted by digging along the vein with picks and shovels. After the amber is found it is chiseled by hand out of the shaft walls, put into burlap sacks and passed out of the mine where it is separated from the rock by machete. Larger chunks of amber make it possible to view inclusions almost immediately by holding the amber up to ... read more