FOR LOVERS OF FOSSILS &
DEAD THINGS IN AMBER
All bugs are insects, not all insects are bugs
Official mantra of The Dead Bug in Amber Club
The club house was last cleaned up Feb. 1, 2023
8th International Conference on
Fossil Insects, Arthropods, and Amber
occurring April 2019
in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Jewelry set with sterling silver and
Dominican amber with fossil insects
The Dead Bug in Amber Club
The "Master" of The Dead Bug in Amber Club with
an amber dealer at La Toca, Dominican Republic
The journey begins here in the mine |
Mining tunnel - La Cumbre mine
La Cumbre, Dominican Republic
This picture appears in the May 2006 issue
of Natural History magazine.
Pictures of the Cuatro amber mine located in the area of El Valle, Dominican Republic |
Here is a video of the Cuatro amber mine
Mantis in Dominican amber
Mating Bugs (hemiptera)
Mating wasps (hymenoptera) |
New gecko lizard species - Sphaerodactylus ciguapa
Grasshopper grasping beetle
| Anoplura- Sucking lice --- Real or Fake |
Dr David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History in New York examined the specimen and offered these comments
Appears to have two different pieces of amber fused - difference in flow lines under ultraviolet light
Lice seems to be human lice
Blue piece of lint by lice in right image
Brandon from New Zealand with 13 kg piece of Kauri gum from his collection
Brandon's favorite insect- a weta
*** Short cut to my inventory page with my offerings of ***
Amber with inclusions,
Conch shell and Larimar jewelry
from the Dominican Republic
Fossil jewelry made from
Dinosaur bone, fossil shell, coral and wood
Somewhere in the world, sap is oozing from a
tree. An insect or perhaps a flower may drop upon this golden liquid and
become encased in it. Given the proper conditions and the passing of time,
it could become amber.
Amber and the life preserved within has caused fascination since prehistoric times. Prehistoric people took this strange stone, carved it and adorned themselves with it. Amber carvings have been found dating back 9000 years. European and Asian artisans have elevated this art and created objects of beauty and wonder.
A variety of things have became trapped in sap as it oozed from trees. Insects are among the most common inclusions found in amber where as lizards, frogs and mammal remains are among the rarest.
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THE AMBER BAZAAR
to satisfy your desire for amber
For the fossil lover who has ever wondered how to DATE a fossil, the answer is
Questions, questions, questions, how do you think of so many questions?
I am looking for specimens of amber and copal
from the different corners of the world for my own collection. Contact me if
you have something for trade or can provide me with the names of contacts.
If you know of any amber collecting localities, I would like information
|Tell me of any related websites that I could add to links.|
World of Amber --Susie Ward Aber at Emporia State University, Kansas, USA
InsectNet.com - The purpose of this site is to provide a convenient forum for entomologists, insect collectors, insect hobbyists, traders, and dealers.
Bob's Rock Shop Bob Keller's website is a great resouce of information.
Amber Discussion Group Join the discussion with other people interested in amber.
Gianfranco Rocchini Gianfranco shares his collection and knowledge on Baltic amber. In Italian, French and English.
Carsten Gröhn Carsten's website provides information on Baltic amber. In German.
| e-mail address of:
Yale Goldman |