Evrything You Always Wanted to Know About Amber
Burmese Amber Burmite

In "Jurassic World" scientists using the DNA of insects closed in amber were able to recreate dinosaurs. But in reality, it is not that simple.

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Burmese Amber

​​​​​People have believed in the magical power of amber from time immemorial. At first, people valued amber for

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Dominican Amber

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Where to see amber?

Amber around the world

Healing properties

of amber?

Amber in Medicine


or  succinite, as it is called  by mineralogists, is not only
a jewelry stone,  but also a witness of life dating back to
at least  40 million years ago. Inclusions in the form of small insects and fragments of plants are an excellent research material for palaeontologists and the subject of  interest
of hobbyists and collectors. 

Its organic origins are no longer a mystery to anyone. Understanding the processes responsible for transforming tree resin into amber is, however, more problematic.
Where does it come from and how do various forms of amber arise? 

On this page you will find answers to these and many other questions.

Welcome to the world of amber!

where find amber deposits

​​How do various forms 

of amber arise?
The shape of amber forms

Amber is never found in shapeless or accidental forms.  Natural amber forms depended primarily on

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amber forms

Why is some amber yellow

and other red?

​A wealh of amber varieties

Questions about the colour and translucency of amber are among the most frequently asked
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amber colour varieties

How do you recognize true Baltic amber?

Proprties of succinite

Succinite is well known, but still not yet fully discovered, even though it can be now unequivocally identified using 
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Amber often contains organic inclusions such as insects, arachnids  Read More

What are the amber inclusions?

life closed in amber

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​​Where to find amber?

Amber Deposits

 Resin secreted by coniferous trees
at least 40 million years ago was carried 
southwards by the river 

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Where does amber

come from?

The origins of amber

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Dominican Amber blue amber

Copal - tree resin (coniferous or deciduous species), occurring in different varieties in the subtropical countries.

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The fossil resin of the Dominican Republic is believed to have been encountered already by Columbus during his second expedition to the West Indies in the 1494.
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Burmite comes from northern Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the neighbouring countries; it has been mined, as an artistic material, since the time of the Chinese Han dynasty. Read More.


 Is it possible?

DNA extraction from fossil insects in amber

Most famous Museums, Galleries and Amber Collections
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"Amber forests,” flourished around

40 million years ago, in the territories

of southern Fennoscandia 

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How to test Baltic Amber fake or REAL