Amber nodule measuring ± 8.6 x6.7x1.9 cm and 68 grams. It has been polished on one side so that the plant and animal remains can be seen, on the other it is in its natural state as it comes out of the mine.
This amber is unique since it is fluorescent and gives green color, it can be seen with black light. Spectacular reddish color.
* Amber from Chiapas has special characteristics; in its natural state appears in the form of yellow, reddish or golden nodules, within strata of marine calcareous sandstones and lignite layers in geological formations corresponding to the final part of the Oligocene and early Miocene, with an age of 22.5 to 26 millions of years. It has been determined that its paleobotanical origin was the resin of a legume of the genus Hyme-naea, ancestor of the tree known locally as guapiñol.
Simojovel, Chiapas, Mexico Location Characteristics
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