Authentic Dominican Amber For Sale
Current as of August 2018
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We offer museum quality Dominican amber with insects for sale and also
rare Dominican blue amber for sale. Our collections include museum quality
display specimens of rare insects in amber, unusual botanicals and flowers
in amber and also rare Dominican blue amber. We have been collecting
amber in the field since 1993, including extensive excavations in New
Jersey, North Carolina, Wyoming, several localities in Alaska, and of
course many many trips to the Dominican Republic where we have chiseled
out beautiful Dominican amber gemstones in small hand excavated tunnels
deep into the rich amber veins way up in the mountains north of Santiago.
latest update June 2017 - We just returned from collecting Eocene amber in the southern part of the United States, we have some interesting inclusions we've found and will post photos shortly. Also - another fantastic bird specimen from Burmese amber, by the same authors that published on the bird wing from last year.
Abstract: "Burmese amber has recently provided some detailed glimpses of plumage, soft tissues, and osteology of juvenile enantiornithine birds, but these insights have been restricted to isolated wing apices. Here we describe nearly half of a hatchling individual, based on osteological and soft tissue data obtained from the skull, neck, feet, and wing, and identified as a member of the extinct avian clade Enantiornithes. Preserved soft tissue provides the unique opportunity to observe the external opening of the ear, the eyelid, and fine details of tarsal scutellation. The new amber specimen yields the most complete view of hatchling plumage and integument yet to be recovered from the Cretaceous, including details of pterylosis, feather microstructure, and pigmentation patterns. The hatchling was encapsulated during the earliest stages of its feather production, providing a point for comparisons to other forms of body fossils, as well as isolated feathers found in Cretaceous ambers. The plumage preserves an unusual combination of precocial and altricial features unlike any living hatchling bird, having functional remiges combined with sparse body feathers. Unusual feather morphotypes on the legs, feet, and tail suggest that first generation feathers in the Enantiornithes may have been much more like contour feathers than the natal down observed in many modern birds. However, these regions also preserve filamentous feathers that appear comparable to the protofeathers observed in more primitive theropods. Overall, the new specimen brings a new level of detail to our understanding of the anatomy of the juvenile stages of the most species-rich clade of pre-modern birds and contributes to mounting data that enantiornithine development drastically differed from that of Neornithes."
update March 2014 - We have just returned from excavating amber in the Dominican Republic. We excavated in the Los CaCaos, La Bucara and La Cumbre amber mines. This was a good trip, we collected both blue and fossil yellow amber from the same layers in La Cumbre, lots of gemmy amber from La Bucara. There is amazing work being done in the mountains north and east of SantiagoWe'll post some photos soon along with some cool amber inclusions!
update September 2012 - We have just returned from excavating amber in the Dominican Republic. We excavated in the Los CaCaos, La Toca, La Cumbre, La Bucara and Palo Alto amber mines. This was a good trip, we collected both blue and fossil yellow amber from the same layers in La Cumbre, lots of gemmy amber from La Bucara and black amber from La Toca. The tunnels in the La Toca amber mines are very very deep, there are sometimes less than 2 1/2 feet high with barely enough room for 2 people to crawl in side by side and over 300 meters deep - not for the claustrophobic at all! We'll post some photos soon along with some cool amber inclusions.
update February 2012 - We have just returned from collecting cambay amber in India with the American Museum of Natural History. We will be posting new collecting photos soon. To see photos of our previous collecting trip to
India in 2010 visit this link http://www.cambayamber.com
update June 2010 - We have
just returned from collecting amber in the America Midwest with the
American Museum of Natural History. We have been collecting amber and
other fossils out west since 1997. This trip we found many beautiful
gemstones and will be posting a few photos and some data shortly.