spiral wrote:Jet the so-called "black amber" is a a variety of lignite coal, you can shape it using sand and water, one form of polishing is by rubbing its surface with red ochre, a substance also related to jet.
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spiral wrote:Amber is fossil resin, it's not mentioned in ME ... A common area for finds is Hampshire, which leads those in the know to suggest one directional trade between the east and Hampshire..... So we have Amber in Hampshire.......
A modern day gold rush is taking place along the coast of a Russian town after a storm washed a small fortune in amber onto the beach. Amber is fossilized tree resin valued enormously for its colour and natural beauty since Neolithic times. It is treated as a gemstone and used in jewellery, but is also used as an ingredient in perfumes, and in traditional medicine.
Although it can be found all over the world more than 90 percent of the world’s amber is found along the Samland coast in the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast region, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
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