Designers Dream ! Genuine GREEN Baltic Amber oval cabochon set of 2 pcs size 8 x 12 mm Weight 2.5 Carats Heat treated. Made in Poland.
The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite. It dates from 44 million years ago (during the Eocene epoch). It has been estimated that these forests created more than 100,000 tons of amber. Today, more than 90% of the world's amber comes from Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It is a major source of income for the region; the local Kaliningrad Amber Combine extracted 250 tonnes of it in 2014, 400 tonnes in 2015.
"Baltic amber" was formerly thought to include amber from the Bitterfeld brown coal mines in Saxony (Eastern Germany). Bitterfeld amber was previously believed to be only 20–22 million years old (Miocene), but a comparison of the animal inclusions in 2003 suggested that it was possibly Baltic amber that was redeposited in a Miocene deposit. Further study of insect taxa in the ambers has shown Bitterfeld amber to be from the same forest as the Baltic amber forest, but separately deposited from a more southerly section, in a similar manner as Rovno amber. Other sources of Baltic amber have been listed as coming from Poland and Russia.
Because Baltic amber contains about 8% succinic acid, it is also termed succinite.
One might ask what is the origin of Baltic Amber.
It is the fossilized resin from prehistoric forests of colossal Kauri pine trees. The Polish Museum of Science confirms that the reddish-hued amber comes from extinct deciduous trees such as cherry and plum. This resin was once so abundant that it could be found on the shoreline alongside other debris tossed out of the sea by the tide’s ebb and flow. Now this depleted resource must be mined from the depths of the Baltic Sea, increasing its value and rarity. People are often fascinated by the ill-fated mosquito or other insects found enshrined in the luminous resin. Such unique pieces are rare and thus more expensive. Copal, also a hardened tree resin, is a much younger cousin to amber, and is often mistaken for it. Less than 30-million-years-old, Copal does not possess the tremendous healing power of the 40-to 140-million-year-old Baltic amber.
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