THREATSAmber as every gem or
other treasures has always attracted attention. Thus amber sometimes was and is
a cause for
crime, and even wars. The
story is as old as the human history is.Amber deposits are limited.
People who dig out or mine amber either in authorized or unauthorized way always
damage to the nature (as activities of other mining industry do, for
Mountaintop Coal Mine, West Virginia). Sometimes it is very risky to human life's. Dominican Amber is mined utilizing so-called
method which is dangerous for miners as there is a risk of the tunnel collapse.
The one is wrong if he thinks we are living in modern civilized world and most
of the sores are the thing of the past. There "is
not everything OK" with attraction and value of amber. Nevertheless to say
that the problem is not in amber or any other natural issue but in us: our
greediness, selfishness and ignorance of the nature (even if we are part
of it) and its laws. Sadly, not much changed in that aspect from long-ago.
Raw material of Baltic Amber from a mine.
Those who purchase amber and amber jewelry have
to be careful and make certain they get a genuine amber. It is neither
rara avis nor wonder amber is faked. Natural
fake amber is
Man made imitation may be glass or plastic. Castings of molten natural amber
also lose its value. It happens natural amber is melted, mixed with plastic
resins and then shaped. Various tricks are used to make an "amber" with
inclusions. Sometimes a piece of amber may be real, but the inclusion is fake.
Garry Platt suggests some prized tips
to identifying true
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