Found in the North Sea near the Netherlands
|Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite:||Rough|
|Dimensions (in cm):||20 x 15 x 13 cm|
|Weight (in g):||1489 gram|
|Origin (Country):||North Sea near the Netherlands|
Big Colorful Rough Copal (Amber) found in the North Sea near the Netherlands.
The piece is clear and shiny and also have some crust on the side. The Color is Brown and very nice Red Cognac in strong (sun)light.
Baltic amber is very old and more solid. Copal amber is less old, a bit more softer and brittle, and feels a bit sticky.
This piece is COPAL !
Amber is fossil resin, produced by different conifers (mainly Pinus succinifera) millions years ago. Trees in extensive forests in some parts of the world secreted yellowish or brownish resin for a long time, sometimes even trapping animals, plants etc. Later these forests died, and were buried by sediments. The organic compounds of the resin hardened during millions of years, and were transformed into amber by oxidation and natural polymerization.
This piece is Found in the Northern Sea, have been floating arround the sea for a long time, and it looks like that the origins come from another place. Looks for example like Copal from Indonesia.
Performed the following tests:
1. Floating test : This piece floats in the saltwater, but not in fresh tap water.
2. Ultra-violet radiation test : UV light shows characteristic color. (chalk white/blue)
Fits the Copal criteria :)
Photos are taken outside to show the color properly.
Size : ca. 20 x 15 x 13 cm
Weight : ca. 1489 gram
Number : 295-8
Shipping : I ship breakable pieces double boxed; were the piece is put in a smaller box, which is placed in a larger oversized box. For save transport to ensure the piece arrives in excellent condition. The parcel will be sent with ensurance and a tracking code.
|Member since:||October 31, 2015|
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|Rest of Europe||$30.81|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Diemen (NH), Netherlands.
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