Giant Blue Mexican Amber Specimen with Plant Material

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Lot 1190
Giant Blue Mexican Amber Specimen with Plant Material

Sold for US$ 2,684 inc. premium

Natural History

12 Dec 2010, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Without Reserve

Giant Blue Mexican Amber Specimen with Plant Material
Oligocene
Chiapas, Mexico

A massive, superb display quality gem from the famous amber mines of southern Mexico. This specimen consists primarily of a lovely crystal blue, with plant material from the amber forest filling its base. Mexico is one of only two places on Earth where highly-sought after blue amber is produced; therefore giant specimens such as this are exceptionally rare. Measures 4 ½ x 3 x 3in, Weighs 339 grams

Footnotes

  • Without Reserve
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