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Milton Sanderson's Amber from Dominican Republic

In 1959, entomologist Milton Sanderson (1910–2012), lead an expidition at an area in Pico Diego de Ocampo, in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he collected more than 160 lbs of fossilized amber samples with insects, plants and mammal hair preserved inside.

















The amber has been housed at the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), where it is being processed into the largest catalog of Dominican amber in the world.