Dims: 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.4" (5.1 x 5.1 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 1.23 oz. (34.9 g)
Though this large Colombian Amber specimen shows considerable damage, it is a joy to look at! It consists of a piece of rough material that was connected to another, possibly larger piece by a long, narrow strip of material that was the breaking point between the two. This breakage has left a long, thin surface with a conchoidal fracture and a bright, resinous luster. Elsewhere on the specimen a flat face was ground into it and polished so that one could see into the Amber. The rest of the specimen's surface has the dull, matte appearance of rough Amber, providing a good texture so that one can accurately gauge its shape from its interior, as well. When viewing the piece's interior, one immediately will notice the "pipe" that extends through it (see the close-up image). There are a few small, unidentifiable inclusions trapped behind the pipe, but it is this small tunnel that extends completely through the piece that make it really interesting.