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Old Aug 16, 2005, 4:48 PM   #1
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Testing my new skills:
This fly is dead - very dead indeed! more than 50 million years.
Ceratopogonidae - baltic amber
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This baltic amber is sold on flea markets, hope to find more.
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 7:42 PM   #2
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Hi Sven !
Amber. Now thats different. and

How big is a piece and what do they cost at these flea markets? Just wondering. Do they cut them?
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 9:53 PM   #3
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w0w..that cool as crap dudekinda like that amber with the mosquitoin that walking stick in Jurassic park:G
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 11:49 PM   #4
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The second one is rather exciting to look at, eh ?
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 12:58 AM   #5
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thanks to all!
tazzie, the pieces have a size of 1-2cm. They are cut and polished. Someone told me, that there is a technique to "clear" the amber by mild heat, but wikipedia knows that the natural clear amber is the best source for inclusions. My four pieces did cost at about 5-6 Euro each, special fossils will be more expensive.
charlie, the second one is my favourite: jurassic punk (actually it is tertiary).
I will play with the light, there will be better shots!
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 3:07 PM   #6
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Sven,

Nice of you to respond. The price seems reasonable.I remember seeing somewhere on TV people picking them up along the shores. Then there was the amber room the Czars had. Fossil amber is interesting indeed and to have a gem quality piece with a nifty critter like a bee would be veryneat. You did a fine job of showing them and I sure hope to see more.

The 2nd post's colors with the reds, and the silver metal flake iradescent paint job like appearance is amazing. I can just see you sitting there peering into the peace of amber with a jeweler's loop as if it were a diamond or Paris glass.

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Old Aug 17, 2005, 3:22 PM   #7
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Hi Sven, great idea and excellent and interesting pictures.

I found some "Bernstein" at the island Ruegen by myself, but there is

no insect in it

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Awesome pics
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 4:47 PM   #9
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thanks again.
Klaus there is an inclusion in one of 500 pieces!
I checked my amber-elektron-Bernstein from danish beaches for the second time.
I found one midge, front part of a caterpillar and some part of a butterfly in at about 200 pieces!
Together with three unpublished flies there is enough for a second posting, tazz.
I have sanded the surfaces and polished with tooth paste already. But I need better light conditions and there is some work to be done...
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Tazzie wrote:
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I remember seeing somewhere on TV people picking them up along the shores.
You know, every summer I try to find some amber here in Latvia, and It's very fun (especially if you find anything :lol. The largest I have found is around 2cm in diameter, but unlucky no insects included in those

But these are excellent pictures seemolf. You could really start earning money with such pictures of prehistoric insects
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