Copal with Insects 23.2cm

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Dimensions: 23.2cm long, 2.9cm wide, 1.9cm deep.
Ref: 5030
Price: £27.00

Large Copal with beetle and various flying and non-flying insects, fossil for sale from Madagascar. This beautiful piece of Copal is 23.2cm long and has been highly hand-polished to enhance its natural rich honey colour. Copal is a tree resin which traps insects within its grasp, preserving them: in this piece you can see some large, detailed insects including flies. These insects show incredible detail due to their preservation within the Copal, and the resin is wonderfully clear, creating a window through which you can study the insects. 

These insects have been trapped in time; the age of the Copal is unknown, but can be up to 1 million years old. Sourced from the North West of Madagascar, Copal is located in the same area as vanilla crops, which the Malagasy harvest for pods. Under magnification, watch the insects come to life in this gorgeous piece of history.

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