Mexican Amber, also known as Chiapas Amber, is an incredibly fascinating and beautiful form of fossilized resin. Discovered in the swamplands of Mexico, it is estimated to have been formed during the Early Miocene and middle Miocene epochs of the Cenozoic Era in southwestern North America. This type of amber time-capsules contain a large variety of specimens including insects and arthropods, plants fragments and even epiphyllous fungi. What makes Mexican Amber especially unique is that it's UV Reactive—in that when exposed to ultraviolet light, it glows in a mysterious blue glow. Insects found within amber are often very small—so small they require magnification to truly appreciate their beauty. Most insects would be powerful enough to struggle free if they were buried alive; while smaller ones can become entombed and fossilised perfectly, producing some incredible specimens we now treasure today.
Size: 29 x 19 x 14 mm
Weight: 21.1 CT