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Hi Joe - there's little hope of confirming ambergris form images alone I am afraid and chemistry will be required sooner rather than later. Here is a link to more info about ambergris and this outfit also buy if you have
the real McCoy
Superficially it looks about right for ambergris.
If it is ambergris, it should:
- be waxy
- be smelly (the actual odour can vary)
- float on water
- melt readily, to a yellowish liquid
- produce a white vapour at 100C (so put some in rapidly boiling water and see...)
You can also follow the testing advice here
(yes, that spelling is correct for the domain name; the French spell it that way)
Lots of refs out there, eg.:
Let us know!