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Amber with Insect mm 19 (1)

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Origin : Lituania (Baltic Sea)

Geological era : Early Oligocene

Age : 30 million of years

Size : 1.5 k - mm 19 x 8 x 3

Amber (Fossil Resin) with Insect included mm 19 x 8 x 3.
You can adder the magnifying glass-box (see Equipment Catalog).

Amber is emitted by conifers in the form of resin, then it will eventually fossilize, solidifying. Currently collects commonly in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. The amber fossil was also found in the sediments of the Carboniferous geological period prior to the appearance of angiosperms. Amber has the property of electrified by friction. In fact, electricity took its name from the greek word that means (Ηλεχτρον, Elektron). The most important scientific amber is due to the included therein. In fact, the droplets of resin, falling on insects and other small animals, could incorporate them completely, suffocating and retain almost intact for millions of years. The curing of the resin and its transformation into amber (amberization) is a special process of fossilization thus making it possible to study in detail the anatomical features of organisms preserved. Fossilizations in amber have allowed to study the characteristics of insects and other small animals that lived in the geological past, providing important data for the understanding of biological evolution.
The amber is found almost always in the form of nodules, including within sedimentary rocks.
The Way of amber, once known as the "Imperial Way", is a distance of approximately 418 km across the Baltic countries and Russia, traditional producers of fossil amber. The Baltic amber is characterized by containing a large amount of succinic acid, from which derives the name of mineralogical "succinite". Although the major deposits are in that area, amber, over time, has been eroded by marine sediments transported into storms and carried by rivers and glaciers in secondary deposits that are found in Most of Eastern Europe and the north, from the late Eocene. The deposits of Baltic amber are the largest and most extensive in the world and also the most studied since the nineteenth century. Baltic amber seems to be 90% from a single palobotanic source, but which it is not yet clear.

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