A Conversation for Amber

Old Amber

Post 1

Bluebottle

The oldest insect-containing amber in the world is found on the Isle of Wight, and is 130,000,000 years old. See: A664661

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Post 2

Azara

Thanks for the info, Bluebottle!

When I was writing the entry, I was amazed at how much interesting stuff there is to find out about amber - I'm surprised someone hasn't done a popular science bestseller about it! I had to leave out so much to keep the entry short.

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Azara
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Post 3

Bluebottle

I know the feeling with many of the articles I've written. smiley - winkeye
So, how did you get interested in Amber, and how much do you own?

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Post 4

Azara

I'm interested in semi-precious stones generally (partly because they're the best I can afford!) Tiger's eye quartz is actually my favourite stone, but I have a necklace and a couple of pairs of earrings in a very nice orange amber. I love the warm feel of amber compared to other stones. So when I saw that the h2g2 entry was one of those annoying Old Writing Team ones, I couldn't resist writing a new one!

Azara
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Post 5

Bluebottle

Ah yes, the little: A2971 article. smiley - winkeye
I remember them - back in the days when articles were all jokes, and not at all serious in any possible way.
But not very informative, I must admit. smiley - winkeye

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