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Amber (fossilized)
Amber is a sap from pinecoid trees, this product is a yellow melt, sticky liquid, excreted by some kind of pine trees, when an insect is in contact with this resin, is trapped and covered, in our interest, amber is an organic resin that becomes mineralized and fossilized across milions of years and in many cases, presents inclusions that consist mainly of insects.

Physical Characteristics

 

Color: Yellow - orange
Luster: resinous
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Crystal System: N/A
Habits: Nodules embedded in sandstones
Fracture: Conchoideal
Cleavage: Perfect in two directions
Hardness: 2
Specific Gravity: 1.1
Streak: White
Other: Can be burned, fluorescent under UV light
Occurrence: Chiapas, Mexico,