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

 


 

Organic mineral specimens now available (at eBay):

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CAUSEWAY - Lovely Amber Fluorite Crystals - Bavaria, Germany k4

AU $29.03
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Smaller Baltic Amber from Ruhlsdorf at Berlin 10-Gramm-Preis

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Medium Baltic Amber from Ruhlsdorf at Berlin 10-Gramm-Preis

AU $19.54
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Larger Baltic Amber from Ruhlsdorf at Berlin 10-Gramm-Preis

AU $24.42
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Beautiful amber boulder piece with inclusion

AU $280.00
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Amber with Insect. 2.3 Ct. Mer Amber, Russia

AU $203.88
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Amber with Insect. 4.1 Ct. Mer Amber, Russia

AU $203.88
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