The Various Types
Not just insects, but even small mammals were trapped in these resins and became fossils. If you search the online stores, you will find many such types of amber that have entirely preserved specimens of mammals that look stunningly beautiful through the yellow tinged gem surface. The only problem of such fossils is that most of these have impurities in them or are made of tree resins that aren’t very clear. So the amber becomes translucent, and the fossil is not visible clearly. Many people collect these ambers, but they are priced much lower than the clear and transparent ones that are made from a different species of trees.
The Quality of Fossil
The beauty of these fossils is that unlike any other fossil, an Amber Fossil has a three-dimensional feature. You can see the entire specimen and all characteristics are visible so beautifully in the gem. This is whyamber that has an entire specimen preserved inside it is so valuable. Mostly the insects were caught in the resin while they were active, so the postures are really beautiful in some of the fossils. Especially if winged creatures were caught while flying, their wings look really stunning in the green and yellow ambers.
More Types of Fossil
Sometimes, the insects were caught in resins along with the prey and predators. So if you are lucky, you will find beautifully fossilized multiple insects in one piece of amber. These fossils are really pricey and are available only at selected places. This has also helped the scientists to identify the genetics of the various insects that were unknown as they went extinct a long time ago. You will even find intact specimens of lizards, feathers, snake skins that are preserved in these ambers. There are various types of fossils, so if you are a plant lover, you can collect various fossilized plants, and leaves that used to grow in those regions