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What is Amber


Amber is fossilized resin from ancient forests. This is the miraculous work of nature, over a period of millions of years. The history of Baltic Amber began over 80 mln.years ago. It is not tree sap, which runs through the tree, but produced from plant resin which can drip from and ooze down as well as fill internal fissures, trapping debris such as seeds, leaves, feather and insects.

The resin became buried and fossilized through a natural polymerization of organic compounds. Due to the physical, chemical and microbiological environment processes resin underwent transformation. At that time massive conifer forests covered the territory of the present day Baltic Sea and Scandinavia. The Amber underwent this transformation from resin to petrified fossil, over the centuries buried under the ice age. When it receded, and the Baltic Sea was formed, Amber started to appear.

Rivers, tributaries carried deposits of Amber down through from the north into the Baltic Regions, adding to the already buried supply.



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