Monday 29 July 2019

Amber Is Myanmar's new Gold

The morning amber market on the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state, throngs with traders scrutinizing pieces of fossilised tree sap. The jade and ruby industries dwarf the amber trade, but amber can fetch big sums. Myo Swe's speciality are "inclusions", sap that has trapped parts of plants and animals in amber.
Snake in AmberA feathered dinosaur tail was found last year that dated back some 99 million years.

Amber, historically coveted as jewellery by nobility, enjoyed a revival in popular culture thanks to the 1990s hit movie "Jurassic Park".

The amber mining area in Kachin is the only Cretaceous period amber mining site in the world that is still engaged in commercial mining.
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