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The Dominican Republic is a major source of amber which is traded worldwide like the Baltic amber. The amber is locally hand-mined in small mines. These are generally very unsafe.
The amber sometimes contains inclusions of beautifully preserved insects. The amber comes from Oligocene, part of the Paleogene period and Miocene, part of the Neogene period.
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In the Septentrional mountain range amber is dug north of Santiago de los Caballeros (i.e. La Cumbre). There are many locations in the Dominican Republic where amber is mined. Most sources are from the same geological period.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Amber, sometimes with inclusions such as insects.
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Museum: Museo de ambar Dominicano
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