Dims: 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.5" (4.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 5.0 g
Yantavi Mine, Kalilingrad, Baltic area, Russia
This specimen consists of a small, amorphous piece of polished Baltic Amber that has only a few inclusions. One of these is a small fly, complete with spread wings, that shows relatively good detail. There do not appear to be any other insect inclusions, but there are several air or water bubbles, and a tunnel extending through the piece that was probably caused by a piece of wood. Oddly, whatever caused the tunnel mouldered away, and it was subsequently partially filled with more amber! Thus, a large portion of the tunnel appears to be quite clear and transparent (see the close-up image), while the surfaces near its openings are much dirtier and difficult to see through.