Mineral Specimen #5896 Copal with Included Insect
Miocene, Kaolinitic Clay, Mombasa, Kenya
2.5 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Vivian Randall, Ex. Schooler's
An insect trapped in tree resin which is Copal not Amber. Because of the crazing, it is hard to distinguish the insect which appears to be either a small wasp or a flying ant.
Condition: Fairly Good
Flaws: Heavily crazed on the surface.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Borates and Hydrocarbons | Polished & Worked | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars