Dims: 2.5 x 1.6 x 0.5" (6.4 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 17.1 g
near Golling, Austria
This odd specimen consists of a matrix of a black, layered sedimentary rock in which are trapped at least 3 incomplete Amber nodules. It is quite difficult to determine the Amber's proper color and nearly impossible to determine its translucence/transparence or whether it contains any inclusions, as most of each nodule is embedded. Their exposed, broken surfaces show a pearly luster, and they do show a hint of the classic brownish-gold color that one expects of Amber. The host rock looks very much like a variety of coal, but shows paler, gray banding among its layers.