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    Oh no....

    That's rather pricey. Pretty, but very pricey. Now don't go off and lose interest in CPs now ya hear!

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    No way would I lose interest in CPs! First, amber does not grow. And you're right, it can be very pricey, but take a look at all the specimens by that seller and you'll see that it is in the lower range. How about one with a pseudoscorpion for $8,500? If I spend that, I want a real scorpion by gosh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Nice pieces.
    I collect fossils. I really like the bugs in amber and thought about getting a piece or 2 as I do not have any. I like to find my own rather then buying them. There is aways an excitement when you find a nice piece.
    I did some research last year and they are a few sites in NJ that people have collect amber from.
    I posted this some time ago here, but here's link to some of my fossil pictures. (Not 56K friendly)
    http://www.geocities.com/elgecko1989/fossils.html


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    I collect gems, rocks and fossils as well. Always wanted some amber, but can't manage get some over where I live because the prices in the *bookstores* would blow a hole in my pocket. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I think Tamlin collects rocks too. Speaking of him, where is he? Haven't seen him around lately.

    Anyone ever seen the ones at Collectors Corner in australia? No coincidence that they sell cps too, what d'ya think I was looking for when I ventured into that site? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ April 03 2005,1:52)]Nice pieces.
    I collect fossils. I really like the bugs in amber and thought about getting a piece or 2 as I do not have any. I like to find my own rather then buying them. There is aways an excitement when you find a nice piece.
    I did some research last year and they are a few sites in NJ that people have collect amber from.
    I posted this some time ago here, but here's link to some of my fossil pictures. (Not 56K friendly)
    http://www.geocities.com/elgecko1989/fossils.html
    If you can point me in the right direction to those NJ sites I would appreciate it. Every reference I found talked about 'closely gaurded' sites--sounds like CPs, right?
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    Yes where is Dawnstar?

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    I'd gladly trade him an amber specimen if he answered now. Hey, I may even give him one just to get him here again. I remember sending him gemmae for distribution way back in 2003-2004, but I thought I saw posts from him since then.

    Well, I wasn't on for a long time myself, and I see he answered a question March 10 of this year about gemmae shelf life.

    Update: I PMd Tamlin with an offer of amber
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    Here's a good amber site from Emporia State University in Kansas. It describes a lot of the sources. I go to a couple rock & mineral shows every year and have watched amber prices drop like a stone during the past decade. Especially for those with insects. So, if what you want seems a little pricey now, wait a year or two.
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