Borneo Amber - Rare Malaysian Sarawak Amber, Big Raw Piece, 13 grams

This is a big piece of rare Borneo amber.  This piece is a substantial 13 grams (amber is very light for the weight) and it is rough and unpolished.  It has not been searched for inclusions.  When this piece is polished, you never know what you might get lucky and find - maybe some plant matter, maybe an insect, who knows?  Borneo amber is a rarely-seen variety of amber that is increasingly difficult to acquire.  This particular piece comes from an old collection.

Borneo amber originates from (Sarawak, Malaysia).  It is found in irregular blobs which are embedded in coal seams.  Most Borneo amber comes from the Miocene-epoch deposits at the Merit Pila open-pit coal mine.  Borneo amber is known as a solid amber that is very good for polishing.

Refer to the photos.  The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included.
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