Fossilized Amber – L443
Approximately 2.5″ long
When ordered you will receive the exact specimen shown.
Amber glows under black light, as shown in images
Amber is formed from resin exuded from tree bark, although it is also produced in the heartwood. Resin protects trees by blocking gaps in the bark. Once resin covers a gash or break caused by chewing insects, it hardens and forms a seal. Amber is fossilized resin of a coniferous tree of early Tertiary (about 70 million years or so). Then the resin hardens and becomes less vulnerable to destruction by the environment. Hardened resin has a higher chance of being fossilized since it can resist the environment better than pliable resin. It was considered to be the “soul of the tiger” and regarded as a stone of courage. Amber’s spiritual meaning is also one of protection and it’s given to travellers to keep them safe on long journeys.