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Welcome to TerraTreasures and Adventures101 amber pages. We offer authentic rare museum quality Dominican amber display specimens of rare insects in amber and also authentic rare Dominican blue amber for sale. Our collections include museum quality rare insects in amber, unusual botanicals and flowers in amber and also rare Dominican blue amber. We have traveled many times to the Dominican Republic where we have chiseled beautiful amber gemstones out of the lignite layers deep in the amber mines north of Santiago. We have excavated in the Palo Quemado and Los CaCaos blue amber mines and also in La Nueva Toca and the world famous La Toca amber mines way up in the mountains north of Santiago.

For many years we have extensively collected mid Cretaceous New Jersey amber in the Raritan formation of central New Jersey and have traveled many times to collect late Cretaceous and early Paleocene amber in the Hanna formation of eastern Wyoming. We have collected mid Cretaceous amber in the Black Creek formation of eastern North Carolina and we have spent weeks collecting mid Cretaceous amber in the northern most Tundra of Alaska. In October of 2003 we traveled to the western Aleutian Islands some 1000 miles west of Anchorage to explore and collect Miocene amber and in December of 2003 we were back in the Dominican Republic to collect Miocene amber from the Palo Quemado amber mines which have recently closed due to the miners finding little amber. We were back to the Dominican Republic in July and August of 2004 to collect in the La Toca amber mines (and also surf and kite board on the north shore!). We have donated many hundreds of amber specimens to museums in the United States and Europe and have several dozen new species of insects in amber named after us. Exploring for and collecting amber along with the examination and research of amber is our passion.

Most of our specimens have been examined by paleoentomologists at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where all specimens of scientific importance are donated, in return the paleoentomologists at the museum identify the more unusual inclusions for us.

If you have questions please feel free to email us at the below address:

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Mid Cretaceous Amber from the Alaskan Tundra on the Arctic Ocean coast.

Wyoming late Cretaceous Lignite Outcrop.

Wyoming late Cretaceous Lignite/Coal Outcrop.

Wyoming early Paleocene Lignite Formation.

Exploring for Tertiary Amber on Unalaska Island in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.

Alaskan Tundra Mid Cretaceous Lignite Exposures on the Arctic Ocean coast.

Alaskan Tundra Mid Cretaceous Lignite Exposures on the Arctic Ocean coast.

Mid Cretaceous Amber from the Alaskan Tundra on the Arctic Ocean coast.

Alaskan Tundra Mid Cretaceous Lignite Exposures on the Arctic Ocean coast.

Alaskan Pack Ice along the Arctic Ocean coast.


Late Cretaceous Lignite/Coal Exposures in central Alaska.


Late Cretaceous Lignite/Coal Exposures in central Alaska.


Collecting along high altitude exposures in southern Alaska.


Exploring for Tertiary Amber on Unalaska Island in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.

Some photos of our amber excavations in the Dominican Republic since 1999


Some photos of our amber excavations in August 2007 at La Toca and La Bucara amber mines









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