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