Plant resin amber

This resin is probably from a conifer. Fossil resin was made famous by the story ‘Jurassic Park’ in which scientists removed dinosaur genetic material from mosquitoes in amber (a fossil resin).

Common name

Plant resin amber

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Wealdon Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

St Oswald's Bay

Found by

Paul C Ensom in 1983

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.07829