Authentic Dominican Amber For Sale
Current as of April 2022
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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 September 2019 we have just returned
from a visit to the Los CaCaos, La Cumbre and Dos Higos amber
mines in the mountains north of Santiago in the Dominican Republic
latest update April 2019 -8th International Conference on Fossil
Insects, Arthropods and Amber (abbreviated to Fossils x3) held in
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic!
latest update September 2018 - A historical
site looks promising.
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 Santiago we'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.