A Conversation for Amber
Bluebottle Started conversation Apr 3, 2002
The oldest insect-containing amber in the world is found on the Isle of Wight, and is 130,000,000 years old. See: A664661
Azara Posted Apr 3, 2002
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.
Bluebottle Posted Apr 5, 2002
Azara Posted Apr 5, 2002
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!
Bluebottle Posted Apr 8, 2002
Ah yes, the little: A2971 article.
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.
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