430 grams (15.16 oz), 4" long x 3-1/2" wide x 3 tall. This is the exact item you would receive. New, for jewelry work or the collector, does NOT have bug inclusions. Colors can be infinite, from clear to opaque, light honey to dark cognac colors that are natural.
We have hand picked these specimens for their extraordinary variation of colors that make Kauri gum so special. A huge range of Kauri gum specimens in all sizes & colors, down to chips and even dust which can be burned as incense. Some have been made into pendants, some are even artifact pendants anciently drilled.
An awesome one-of-a-kind collector item. KAURI GUM (Resin, copal = young amber). Kauri tree is rare and native to the North Island in New Zealand.
Resin is the sticky substance that oozes from the tree when it is in distress (stored within the tree to heal any damaged parts). Many forests of Kauri trees were felled by two different tsunamis into valleys 10,000 to 50,000 years ago which were then covered by swamplands or sediment.
Lack of air totally preserved the trees. Due to shifting ocean shorelines, some of the Kauri trees are found in the ocean which have been carbon-dated up to 200,000 years old. The largest Kauri tree in New Zealand named Tane Mahuta is 2000 years old, located in the Waipoua Kauri Forest north of Dargoville, and is considered sacred.These few remaining living trees are now protected, though carvers can use the deadfall or dig stumps and gum from the ground or from the swamps. Agathis australis, commonly known by its M? Ori name kauri, is a coniferous tree of Araucariaceae in the genus Agathis, found north of 38°S in the. Northern districts of New Zealand's North Island. Kauri Gum is a subfossil Copal from the kauri trees Agathis Australis, woodlands that secured the islands before white settlement. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Display Specimens". The seller is "whereonearth" and is located in this country: US.
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