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Found: near the Oise river just outside Paris, in sandy, lignite layers
Age: 55 Ma. (Early Eocene period)
Mother-plant: the Hymenaea tree
Colors: single pieces with a typical frosted surface; after polishing mostly yellow transparent
Inclusions: many inclusions, mainly arthropods, few plant fragments
Special characteristics: The pollen extracted from the amber are close to a modern Hymenaea species, which today is found only in the Amazon's rainforest.
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Date: 2012-03-10 | Tags: French (Oise) amber | Added by: Farizejs
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