by Darius B
Amber Forest

In the dense forests of region now covered by the Baltic Sea, millions of years ago, these resin-bearing trees fell and were carried by rivers to coastal regions of Lithuania, western Russia and Poland. Trees and sticky clutches of conifer resins became covered with sediment, and over the years the sap resin evolved to a stable state, hardened into clear lumps. Although many amber deposits remain in ocean and ground residue, genuine Baltic amber can be found today.

For thousands of years, amber has been carved and worked into beads, jewelry, and other types of ornamentation. Valued for the astounding array of perfectly preserved fossils, insects, plants trapped inside. Amber fossils are life-like colors and patterns, warm to the touch, develops static charge when rubbed. When burned releases pine odor, floats in salt-saturated water, sinks in fresh water.


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