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About CopalHide

An organic material, a tree resin, particularly the aromatic resins from the copal tree Protium copal (Burseraceae).

These are in the intermediate stage of polymerisation and hardening into what could eventually become amber.

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Synonyms of CopalHide

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Varieties of CopalHide

AgathacopaliteAn organic resin containing agathic acid from the Agathis conifer. [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for CopalHide

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McConnell, P.R. (1980) The Ahipara Gumfields. An unpublished dissertation submitted to Lincoln College in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Diploma in Parks and Recreation.

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This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Lower Austria
    • Industrieviertel
      • Gablitz
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Salzburg
    • Oberndorf
      • St Pankraz
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
  • Sava
Geirnaert, E. (2002): L`Ambre- Miel de Fortune et Mémoire de Vie. Les Editions du Piat. 176p. [p. 87]
New Zealand
  • Northland Region
    • Far North District
      • Awanui
McConnell, P.R. (1980) The Ahipara Gumfields. An unpublished dissertation submitted to Lincoln College in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Diploma in Parks and Recreation.
    • Kaipara District
[var: Agathacopalite] Matich, F., Matich, I., Mataga, D. (2011) Mining buried resin (Kauri gum) - an engineering perspective. In proceedings of the 16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference in 2011, Engineers Australia.
  • England
    • Greater London
      • Haringey
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
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