Amber

Agstein, Aidstein, Allingit, Allingita, Allingite, Ambar, Ámbar, Âmbar, Ambra, Ambre, Ambroit, Ambroita, Ambre, Ambroid, Ambroite, Barnsteen, Bärnsten, Bernstein, Borostyán, Bursztyn, Chihlimbar, Chryselectrum, Dzintars, Gintaras, Glessum, Glesum, Jantar, Kehribar, Lyncurium, Lynx-stone, Merevaik, Meripihka, Raf, Rav, Succinit, Succinita, Succinite, Hổ phách, 琥珀, コハク, Янтарь, كهرمان, ענבר, 호박, อำพัน


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material




Formula: - (organic substance)
Mineral class: -
Crystal system: -
Mohs scale: 1.5 - 3
Density /g/cm3: 1.05 - 1.1
Refractive index: 1.539 1.545
Colors: yellow, brown, reddish, greenish, blue, black
Transparency: transparent - translucent
Fluorescence: white to blueish
Pleochroism: -
Largest Amber: 3,5 x 1,5 m (Merit Pila / Sarawak / Malaysia)
Deposits: worldwide
Name: from the the Medieval Latin word "ambra", derived from the Arabic word "anbar"

Amber

Size: 2.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Weight: 7.5 ct
Origin: Tarakan Island / East Kalimantan / Indonesia

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Amber

Size: 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
Weight: 9.0 ct
Origin: Sabah / Malaysia

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Amber

Size: 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm

Origin: Sabah / Malaysia

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Amber Borneo

Amber rough

Size: 7.5 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm

Origin: Poland

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Amber

Amber

Weight: 1.14 ct

Origin: Mandalay / Myanmar

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Amber

Size: 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm
Weight: 7.5 ct
Origin: Merit-Pila Coal Mine / Sarawak / Malaysia

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Amber rough

Origin: Lausitz / Saxony / Germany

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Amber

Amber

Weight: 4.16 ct

Origin: Poland

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Amber with Fly

Weight: 0.39 ct

Origin: Romania

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Amber

Size: 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
Weight: 10.5 ct
Origin: Chiapas / Mexico

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Amber UV

Size: 1.52 x 1.2 cm
Weight: 2.77 ct
Origin: Hukawng Valley / Myanmar

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