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From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities3.0g of amber from the 9.2g lot depicted in the associated entry. This amber is middle to late Eocene in age (about 41.3-33.9 Ma), and comes from coal seams along the boundary of the upper Tukwila/lower Renton Formations. It is found in association with Pinus sp. and Metasequoia occidentalis remains, which were the most probable sources of the amber; association with Metasequoia sp. is even more prevalent among the amber from the Blakeburn Mine (i.e., amber from the Allenby Fm. near Coalmont), as Metasequoia imprints are especially abundant at that site.
© Kaegen Lau
From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide Localities3.0g of amber, from the same lot in the two associated entries. This mid to late-Ypresian material comes from an old site near the abandoned mining town of Blakeburn, which site and its gangue piles are now technically owned by a coal mining company (although the existing legal claim of the individual who collected this amber is being overruled by the company). The amber is found primarily in association with Metasequoia sp. remains/imprints, however Pinus and Pseudolarix (among others) remains are also found in a lesser quantity at the site.
© Kaegen Lau
Found these imprints in the island of Rhodes (Greece). The age of the cediment according to geological maps of the area is upper Pliocene to lower Pleistocene. The units on the scale are cm. I wonder if my assumptions about pine cones are correct (even considered cycad cones) having read about pine cone specimens being found on the island. Would be really happy if someone could pinpoint the species from the shape of indentations - in the first image which is the most detailed there appears to be a small hole in the center of what I suppose are the cone scales. This can also be seen in the seco