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Amber

resin

Amber, fossilized resin from prehistoric evergreens. Brownish-yellow and translucent, it is highly valued and can be easily cut and polished for ornamental purposes. Its chief scientific importance is that fossil insects up to 20 million years old have been found embedded in it.

See also: Resin.

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