Kauri copal comes from New Zealand and is usually yellow to brown in color. It had been used extensively to make oil varnishes, but is seldom used now due to its scarcity. As it is not very soluble in turpentine in the raw state, it must be “run” to make it soluble. Its softening point is 90°C., and its melting point is 185°C. and it has a specific gravity of 1.05.