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  1. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    4.3g dark, transparent blue amber from West Sumatra. Lateral view of the same Psudomyrmex inclusion in the previous entry. The antennae appear to have clubbed tips, but each is actually coated/overlain by a congealed drop of resin within the amber itself (this type of suspended resin formation is characteristic of and common in Indonesian amber).

    © Kaegen Lau

  2. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    4.3g dark, transparent blue amber from West Sumatra. This displays 3 of the 4 inclusions contained in the piece itself, each one a Pseudomyrmex sp. (the winged ants may possibly be wasps, but it is unlikely).

    © Kaegen Lau

  3. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    4.3g dark, transparent blue amber from West Sumatra. The inclusion is that of a well-preserved Pseudomyrmex sp. of ant. There is very little documentation, written or photographic, of the flora and fauna inclusions in Indonesian amber, unfortunately.

    © Kaegen Lau

  4. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    4.3g dark, transparent blue amber from West Sumatra. After grinding and polishing, I was surprised to discover that it contains 2 ants and 2 winged ants (possibly wasps); these were a little tricky to photograph, due to the amber's strong fluorescence under 140 lumen LED light, so these inclusions had to be backlit. I used a Canon EOS 500D, Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens, and combined 2x and 4x Hoya circular magnifier lenses (8x).

    © Kaegen Lau

  5. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    Palm-sized piece roughly 80g in weight, from the 2 previous entries. This photo better displays the surface fluorescence of the specimen.

    © Kaegen Lau

  6. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    Palm-sized piece roughly 80g in weight, from the previous entry. Transmitted light through the deepest portion of the piece displays the amber's deep red coloration.

    © Kaegen Lau

  7. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    Palm-sized piece roughly 80g in weight. There is a very thin layer of coal on the top and bottom of the piece, making it a good example of a seam-type formation. It's blue coloration is purely surface fluorescence, initiated in this case by a 140 lumen LED light; this fluorescence (especially under a non-LW UV light) is caused by the presence of an exceptionally high concentration of various hydrocarbons contained within the amber.

    © Kaegen Lau

  8. Barrelcactusaddict

    Sumatra Blue Amber (Sinamar Fm., ~30 Ma)

    From the album: Fossil Amber from Around the World

    Small (5-8g) partial nodules of raw blue amber from the east flank of the Bukit Barisan range of West Sumatra. These pieces are clear as glass, and fluoresce very nicely under a 140 lm LED light. *This Sumatra material (and Indonesian amber in general) is believed to have been produced by a parent tree belonging to the Dipterocarpaceae family; it's spectroscopic signature is also incredibly similar to Bitterfeld amber (also produced by a dipterocarp source tree). **This blue amber's particular locality is part of the Sinamar Fm., and the layers containing the resin are dated to be approximat

    © Kaegen Lau

  9. Hello! I've been to the main digging site in the Blue Forest of Wyoming a couple of times but would like to try a couple of other sites there. Does anyone have the directions to the other digging areas? Thank you!
  10. Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian most likely Raytown, Wyandotte Limestone Formation At this pile I hunt at there are many concretions, but none exude the blue coloring as they are mostly black and much smaller. I am not 100% sure these are fossils but these are the only weirdly hued fossils I have found there. I have found a few teeth from Eugeneodontida, Horn corals, Crinoids, Brachiopods, Nautiloids and petrified wood from the area. I do not have any measuring tools that are not wood when I took these pict
  11. DLB

    Crazy blue ammonites

    I would like to get a I'd on a couple of ammonites I came across.
  12. Hello I have three blue fossils from bull canyon formation would anyone be able to Id them ?
  13. https://interestingengineering.com/color-blue-distinguished-for-the-first-time-ever-in-bird-fossils
  14. Hey all. I'm looking for some fossil wood that is a dark blue. Something similar to the color of lapis. Most of the blue forest wood I've looked at is more black than blue. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  15. Alexander D.G

    Blue Ammonite imprint?

    Good day everyone, The pictures below show from what i know an ammonite fossil imprint, but what is it? How can it be that it is such deep blue color? As shown in the second picture the fossil is about 1 cm long, it was found in Aguas de Madeiros, Portugal. Any insight would be greatly appriciated!
  16. Mitchu

    Isurus

    From the album: Mitchu Fossils

    Found a bunch of teeth from this site but this is the only one that had most of the root intact
  17. Mitchu

    Blue Site GW's

    From the album: Mitchu Fossils

    Great quarry, undisclosed location, NC. No roots ever on the teeth I found except one.
  18. Mitchu

    Walk in the creek

    From the album: Mitchu Fossils

    Couldn't dig because of a shoulder injury, so I took a little walk instead.
  19. joshuajbelanger

    Not a fossil, but still cool.

    It's good to work for a mining company! When coworkers from Carlsbad, New Mexico found out I was becoming a geologist/paleontologist, they sent me a little gift. Rare, American blue Halite!
  20. plz go on and do tell x Area: moni some more photos as eell as similar pieces to follow in a minute
  21. The Goatlady

    Silurian shell?

    My parents built a house into a hillside of glacial till in SE Wisconsin. The area is known for Silurian fossils. I find a lot of corals, crinoids, clam-like critters. Many of the fossils are in chert. Some are crystalized. I just pick them up as they erode out of the hillside. I found this is a pile of sand/gravel/dirt that the contractor left next to the driveway. At first I thought it was a piece of plastic. I took it to the university geology department. A drop of liquid (vinegar? I can't remember) fizzed and she told me it was made of calcium carbonate. It is an odd shape with straight
  22. sixgill pete

    Beautiful Blue/white marbled Great White

    From the album: Jones/Onslow County NC Belgrade Quarry finds

    Beautiful blue/white marbled tooth
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