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Amber

Last weekend after the big Lee Creek hunt, we stopped off at the DOT piles just outside Chocowinity to pick some punies until dark. No fossil time wasted! Anyway, just before we left, I shoveled some of the reject material into a bucket so I could go through it with tha weEzlinG. Today, I poked a small garden trowel into it to pull out a small baggie of material for my pal Indiana. This stuck out like a sore thumb and I knew exactly what it was as soon as I saw it. The polish on it happened when this little chunk of amber was washed through the miles of pipeline in the slurry of material pumped up to the plant for processing. From what I hear, this is a pretty rare find at Lee Creek. I've never found a piece before, so this is an awesome place to start. The colors are amazing, and the piece is translucent all the way through. Just a gorgeous fossil!!
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Amber
Age Miocene Epoch
Formation Pungo Formation
Category Plant
Length 15/16 inches

ID1491
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Date Added3/20/2005

  

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