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Current as of August 2018
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Welcome to www.adventures101.us. We offer museum quality Dominican amber with insects for sale and also rare Dominican blue amber for sale. Our collections include museum quality display specimens of rare insects in amber, unusual botanicals and flowers in amber and also rare Dominican blue amber. We have been collecting amber in the field since 1993, including extensive excavations in New Jersey, North Carolina, Wyoming, several localities in Alaska, and of course many many trips to the Dominican Republic where we have chiseled out beautiful Dominican amber gemstones in small hand excavated tunnels deep into the rich amber veins way up in the mountains north of Santiago.
We also offer very rare fluorescent minerals from both the Sterling Hill and the Franklin Zinc mines. Both mines are world renowned for their beautiful fluorescent minerals and both mines are reported as the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World. The Franklin Zinc mine closed in 1954 and although the Sterling Hill Zinc Mine closed in 1984 we have been very fortunate to have spent many hours underground in the Sterling Hill Zinc mine - retrieving artifacts and documenting some of the historic mine workings on video on in photographs. Enjoy!

latest update June 2017 - We just returned from collecting Eocene amber in the southern part of the United States, we have some interesting inclusions we've found and will post photos shortly. Also - another fantastic bird specimen from Burmese amber, by the same authors that published on the bird wing from last year.

Abstract: "Burmese amber has recently provided some detailed glimpses of plumage, soft tissues, and osteology of juvenile enantiornithine birds, but these insights have been restricted to isolated wing apices. Here we describe nearly half of a hatchling individual, based on osteological and soft tissue data obtained from the skull, neck, feet, and wing, and identified as a member of the extinct avian clade Enantiornithes. Preserved soft tissue provides the unique opportunity to observe the external opening of the ear, the eyelid, and fine details of tarsal scutellation. The new amber specimen yields the most complete view of hatchling plumage and integument yet to be recovered from the Cretaceous, including details of pterylosis, feather microstructure, and pigmentation patterns. The hatchling was encapsulated during the earliest stages of its feather production, providing a point for comparisons to other forms of body fossils, as well as isolated feathers found in Cretaceous ambers. The plumage preserves an unusual combination of precocial and altricial features unlike any living hatchling bird, having functional remiges combined with sparse body feathers. Unusual feather morphotypes on the legs, feet, and tail suggest that first generation feathers in the Enantiornithes may have been much more like contour feathers than the natal down observed in many modern birds. However, these regions also preserve filamentous feathers that appear comparable to the protofeathers observed in more primitive theropods. Overall, the new specimen brings a new level of detail to our understanding of the anatomy of the juvenile stages of the most species-rich clade of pre-modern birds and contributes to mounting data that enantiornithine development drastically differed from that of Neornithes."



Latest update June 2014 - We have just returned from excavating amber in the Dominican Republic again!, this is our 2nd trip in 2 months and we plan another before the end of the summer. We excavated in the Palo Quemaod, Los CaCaos and La Bucara amber mines. This was a good trip with Justin and Tyler Mitnick. This was Tyler's first trip to the Dominican amber mines. The weather was fantastic with no rain so Los CaCoas was dry but the entrance shafts are straight down using rope ladders. They are moving lots of earth at La Bucara and many miners are working there. We'll post some photos soon along with some cool amber inclusions!

 

update March 2014 - We have just returned from excavating amber in the Dominican Republic. We excavated in the Los CaCaos, La Bucara and La Cumbre amber mines. This was a good trip, we collected both blue and fossil yellow amber from the same layers in La Cumbre, lots of gemmy amber from La Bucara. There is amazing work being done in the mountains north and east of SantiagoWe'll post some photos soon along with some cool amber inclusions!

update September 2012 - We have just returned from excavating amber in the Dominican Republic. We excavated in the Los CaCaos, La Toca, La Cumbre, La Bucara and Palo Alto amber mines. This was a good trip, we collected both blue and fossil yellow amber from the same layers in La Cumbre, lots of gemmy amber from La Bucara and black amber from La Toca. The tunnels in the La Toca amber mines are very very deep, there are sometimes less than 2 1/2 feet high with barely enough room for 2 people to crawl in side by side and over 300 meters deep - not for the claustrophobic at all! We'll post some photos soon along with some cool amber inclusions.


update February 2012 - We have just returned from collecting cambay amber in India with the American Museum of Natural History. We will be posting new collecting photos soon. To see photos of our previous collecting trip to India in 2010 visit this link http://www.cambayamber.com

update December 2011 - We heading back to India in early January 2012 with the American Museum of Natural History to collect cambay amber in the lignite formations north of Mumbai. Much work is being done on preparing the Cambay Shale amber with new inclusions being found quite often. To see photos of our previous collecting trip to India in 2010 visit this link http://www.cambayamber.com

update February 2011 - We are working on scheduling 3 trips this spring, South American, the American Midwest again, and also back to the Dominican Republic. Much work is being done on preparing the Cambay Shale amber with new inclusions being found quite often. Our colleagues at the University of Kansas have just returned from a successful collecting trip to the Cambay Shale with many new specimens that will need to be prepared and examined. We will keep everyone posted when we finalize our trips this Spring.

update June 2010 - We have just returned from collecting amber in the America Midwest with the American Museum of Natural History. We have been collecting amber and other fossils out west since 1997. This trip we found many beautiful gemstones and will be posting a few photos and some data shortly.

update January 2010 - We have just returned from collecting amber in Asia with the American Museum of Natural History. We have found many beautiful gemstones and will be posting a few photos and some data shortly.  

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in loving memory of our father Richard Luzzi March 1928 - May 2010


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