kauri Gum

 
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The kauri cone that I have in my gallery, well this is the gum that this tree produces, the gum diggers had rods that they pushed into the soil and they could tell by the feel of what it hit if it was gum, a rock or tree root, it must have had some sort of value at the time, I think that they properly still do, but mine are keep sakes from my grandmother

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Guest - Nov 17, 2006 07:05 PM EDT
Neat stuff, I like the color too. It may have been used as a type of glue, natives here in the states used pine gum/sap as a hafting material for holding stone points on their shafts for arrows and spears. Nice shot! Don
Guest - Nov 17, 2006 03:44 AM EDT
also thought it was amber, Lorraine. Some pieces of amber have insects or seeds in, - created many years ago. I have a pendant made of amber, - should see if I can get a photo of it to send in here.
Guest - Nov 16, 2006 11:45 PM EDT
thanks for looking in, it sounds very much like amber, just a matter of a different tree a different name, I didn't realise that amber can from a tree, I dont think I've seen it but, for some reason I thought it was a stone, we learn something new everyday, thank you
Guest - Nov 16, 2006 07:48 PM EDT
Very interesting and beautiful color here. Carol
Guest - Nov 16, 2006 07:17 PM EDT
A beautiful picture, lorraine. Like Mary it reminded me of amber. I love amber and it looks as if I love kuari gum also. I kept some of the amber that oozed out of one of the trees here in our little park - just because I thought the little pieces were a pretty color, reddish and orange, and I liked the feel of them. *g*
Guest - Nov 16, 2006 06:24 PM EDT
It's very pretty and I thought it resembled Amber so I did a google.com search on it. Found lots of interesting info. It was used in making varnishes and linoleum and does resemble Amber.

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