Piece of amber of ± 5.7 x 2.5 cm and 10.6 grams with plant remains and insects.
This amber is unique since it is fluorescent and gives a green color, it can be seen with black light.
- Chiapas amber has special characteristics; in its natural state it appears in the form of nodules of yellow, reddish or golden color, 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
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