Amber is the fossilized resin of trees. It is generally a golden brown color, very low density, and may or may not contain fossil inclusions such as trapped plant material, insects, or other small animals.
This category is for website dealing with the study of amber. Sites offering amber products for sale should be submitted to:
Pictures of insect inclusions from a collection acquired by the Hunterian Museum.
Offers general information about amber and amber mining. Includes a discussion about recognizing fake amber.
Provides some notes on Baltic amber, a resin produced some 30 to 40 million years ago by the now extinct pine tree, Pinus succinifera.
Information portal for Dominican Blue Amber, where and how it is mined, why it is blue and its uses.
Large list of amber resources.
Amber is the perfect fossil preservative. This article discusses its inclusions, chemistry, goegraphic dispersion and the distinction between amber and copal.
Provides a gallery of photographs of unwary invertebrates.
Photographs of invertebrates trapped in amber with the provenance of each.
Museum of Baltic amber featuring exhibits of jewelry and art. [English and Lithuanian]
Article by Garry Platt describing the tests that can be done to differentiate between true amber and fakes.
Choice of English version.
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