Size: 30 x 20 x 8mm
Amber is organic resin or “tree sap”. It is often found in layers, pods and lenses often associated with coal seams. The major coal deposits of the earth were formed during periods when the earth’s temperatures were warmer than today’s. These were periods of explosive organic growth.
As Amber forms, it grades from tree sap to copal and then amber by a natural slow cooking process. Copal is an immature form of Amber. It is still volatile-rich and sticky. As time (Eons) goes by, the oils move out, it dries, thickens and hardens, it's a gradual process. When material is mined, it could be at any stage of the process as geological time is measured in millions of years. The temperature and pressure during burial in a rock formation also played a role in the maturity of the resin products we find on the Earth’s surface today.
Most documented Amber deposits were formed within the last 90 million years. Amber and associated coal deposits were formed by an assortment of decomposed plants in bogs, swamps or forests, in coastal areas or inland marshes. Each deposit underwent a unique sequence of events during its formational histories.
Temperatures and pressures typically increased with depth of burial in sedimentary basins. Under an influx of clastic sediments and volcanics, the volatiles including organic resins are trapped as the carbon rich plant matter breaks down to form coal. Impermeable layers of ash and fine grained clay rich sediments stop the migration and contain the volatile rich resins which form pockets, seams, lenses or layers.
Over time these pockets mature or cure and become harder as the volatile phase dissipates leaving a hard resinous material. The transition from what we call tree sap to Copal to Amber is continuously gradational and all stages of this transition are present in the fossil record.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Many stones help us to connect with Light, but Amber brings us to Warmth. The energies of Amber are very solar, and they have the quality of creating a comfortable sense of warmth, health and well being in the wearer. Amber is recommended to be worn or carried by anyone recovering from illness or injury, because its warm and nurturing energies put us in touch with our own essential strength and security.
It is excellent for convalescence, because it warms the inner being and activates the life force, as well as one’s emotional desire for wellness. It helps one to see the path to recovery and have the courage and confidence to follow it. Amber can also spur one’s innate capacity to manifest prosperity.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."