Amber is fossilized resin. It is mainly found in the countries around the Eastsea and comes from the pinetrees that stood there in prehistoric times. Many times insects are found inside the amber. They got stuck in the resin when it was still a liquid. The insects and the resin then fossilize. Because all organic compounds are changed into inorganic compounds, it is impossible to take DNA from the blood of insects like they did in Jurassic Park.Top
Chemical & Physical Information
|Chemical Name||Calcium Carbonate|
|Chemical Formula||C10H16O, H2S|
|Colour||Yellow, orange, red or black.|
|Opacity||Transparent to translucent|
|Extra||Can contain fossilized animal or plant rests.|
 Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.