Amber - MA277

Tumbled Specimen of Amber from Chiapas, Mexico.

4" x 2.75" x 2.25" / 277 grams

This rare piece of red amber, i.e., fossilized tree resin, was mined from the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico, where the veins running through the strata are estimated to be ca. 23-30 million years old. This palm-sized piece appears to have both internal and external inclusions: flora imprints on the outside and fauna inclusions on the inside. I have not polished a window to take a closer look. The colors in this translucent piece range from blue-green to orange-red. This is an excellent chunk for a collector or lapidarist, who can make some high-quality cabochons from this tumbled specimen.