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Fushun Amber (Guchenzgi Fm., 56-50 Ma)
 
© Kaegen Lau

Fushun Amber (Guchenzgi Fm., 56-50 Ma)


Barrelcactusaddict

Roughly 200g of small (≈1g) nodules and runs of amber from the West Open Pit Mine in Fushun, China; the mine was closed in 2019, but small pieces of amber are still recovered from coal found in the gangue piles; it is separated from the matrix by mechanical action and immersion in large vats of saltwater solution, and recovered with netting as it collects at the surface. This material is hard, takes a high polish, and is often shaped and drilled to make beads. Its chemical and spectrographic signatures indicate this amber is derived from a cupressaceous source.

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© Kaegen Lau
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Taken with SAMSUNG SAMSUNG WB35F/WB36F/WB37F

  • 4.3 mm
  • 1/79
  • f f/3.1
  • ISO 80
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Barrelcactusaddict

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Correction: This is a roughly 102 gram lot; terrible mistake on my part, sorry.

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