Organic Minerals

Amber

Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. True amber comes from trees which lived 85 to 100 million years ago. Fossilized resin from more recent times is called "copal".

Amber often holds the remains of pollen or insects. many other things can also be inclusions in amber - from inorganic substances, such as sulfur or pyrite, to wood, bark, flies, ants and even lizards.

Amber is very easily polished and is used for jewelry.

Amber

 

Jet

Jet is a compacted, deep black form of coal originally formed from wood. It is easily milled polished and is used to make jewelry and ornaments.

Jet

 


 

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Large, Authentic, High Quality Amber mined in Indonesia

AU $110.00
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RARE AMBER FLUORITE CRYSTAL - PIKE LAW MINE, COUNTY DURHAM, UK LC361 C

AU $136.25
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Baltic amber pieces parcel...65 grams...325 carat

AU $88.80
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Baltic amber pieces parcel...35 grams...175 carat

AU $74.00
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Natural Baltic Amber pieces 8.7 grams...6 pieces

AU $29.60
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Baltic amber pieces with insect inclusions... Ant, bug, mosquito type insects

AU $44.40
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Huge and rare natural Baltic Amber ...808.8 carat!

AU $629.00
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