FOSSIL, Lithuania, amber, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 1 insect inside, 19x20x17mm

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I see that the picture is inadequate in showing the insect. With the proper backlighting that you will easily achieve when it is in your hand the insects, although small, are perfectly clear.

Amber is fossilized tree resin. Aside from all of the water evaporated out of it over millions of years it is chemically the same as it was when it leaked from the tree. If you heat it or burn it it smells like what it is. Insects and occasionally larger animals are sometimes found in amber.

I heard a paleontologist on the radio making a statement that fossils in general are extremely common and can be found all over the place.

There are many spots in the world that have been renowned for millennia for their interesting mineral specimens.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.