Turquoise is a stone characterized by its intensive blue or blue-green color. It occurs mostly in a form of clumps or veins, among the volcanic rocks. They are often located in a dry climate. The habitat of this semi-precious stone should be rich in aluminum.
Tiger’s Eye belongs to one of the twinkling varieties of quartz (which contain crocidolite fibers, a mineral from the amphibole group). The opaque mineral shows the so-called optical “cat’s eye effect”, which appears as a narrow line of light, resembling the pupil of a cat’s eye, which moves over the polished and protruding surface of […]
Amber is a type of fossil resin of ancient conifers, sporadically deciduous trees of various kinds. There are up to 60 known species. The oldest of them are dated back to the Devonian epoch (found in Canada), the youngest was found in North America, Arica, Australia, and New Zeland (known as copal).
For centuries amber has been proclaimed a miraculous stone with healing properties. It was used to treat and cute such sicknesses and diseases as migraines, rheumatism, asthma, breathing problems as well as any diseases of the nervous system (Check out – Amber). Amber was also used as a medicine for open wounds to boost their […]
Kaliningrad Amber Combine – what is it? Let’s start from the beginning. It was established in 1947 next to the amber deposits in Jantarnyja (also known as Palmincken). Kaliningrad Amber Combine was combined of Palmnicken Amber Mine (the oldest and closed one), Primorksoje – active and the Beach one, also known as the Beachline. It […]
An amber deposit from the first century BC was discovered in Paertynice near Wroclaw in the first half of the 20th century. It is considered the world’s largest archeological deposit of amber, which probably weighs about 1240-1760 kg. It is also evidence of the Amber Route.
An incredible 20-million-year-old amber fossil was discovered in the Dominican Republic. According to experts, it is believed to be 20-30 million years old. The most bizarre thing about this amber is the air bubbles that float around inside of the amber fossil.
Recently researchers have discovered an interesting remarkable new find. It is a piece of amber with the inclusion of a pair of long-legged flies having sex! The insects are 41 million years old. Prehistoric insects such as ants, midges, crawlers as well as a pair of copulating flies are one-of-a-kind amber fossils described in Scientific […]
The Copenhagen Amber Museum is a museum in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is owned by the House of Amber. The museum is located in Kanneworffs house, one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. The house was build in 1606, but its current appearance is due to an adaptation in the 1780s. The house has been […]
The Amber Coast is the name of the coastal strip of the Baltic Sea located in Kaliningrad. This area is known for amber excavation since the mid-19th century and up to date is a location of open-pit amber mines. Deposits in Palmnikenskoe and Primorskoe contain up to 80% of the world’s amber reserves, they were […]