How large is a large 'copal' specimen?
We are able to offer you all kinds of sizes of copal specimens. The largest we had available lately was 3.251 kilos.
Large copal specimens are usually only between 250 grams to 1000 grams (1 kilo), but they are still considerably large chunks of Colombian Copal.
Copal can be polished by hand with the aid of water, shaping and sanding using 600 grit and polishing it on leather or denim.
Imagine, such a large chunk of Colombian copal as a collector's item! It is definitely museum size and quality.
Where is Colombian copal found?
Much of the Colombian copal is found in the department of Santander. Santander is located in the central northern part of Colombia, east of the Magdalena River,
in the north of the Eastern Mountain Range of the Colombian Andes. Its capital city is Bucaramanga. It is considered the youngest.
Most of the copal we offer is from the Department of Cordoba. The capital is Montería. This amber is supposedly older and good to work with. Take in one place imposing mountains, extensive savannas, coasts, valleys, alluvial fertile soils and deep, ideal for agriculture and livestock, is a privilege. All these landscapes are gathered in Cordoba.
After years of guerrilla activities (up to 2006 in Tierra Adentro), Cordoba has become relatively safe because of increased military control.
There was also some copal discovered near the department of Antioquia and in Magdalena (al Medio).
These regions were inhabited by Amerindian ethnic groups. We do not know whether copal was used as incense as it was the case with the Amerindian tribes of Mexico, but it seems to be a reasonable assumption. Copal - or amber - also was the first gemstone use for jewelry.
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