- The Baltic amber, succinct,
is the most unwell-known, but not the only sort of resin
that has endured from former times. Today more that 150
sorts of fossil; resin are known: different vegetable
chemical characteristics, curves of infrared rays, mass
the Baltic amber, more than 50 sorts of other fossil resin
are found in Europe. Some of them - in small quantities,
together with succinct. They are of great value for
investigating amber forests from Paleontologist and
- For the first time glesite
was found together with succinct in the Sambian peninsula.
It also accurse quite usually in Saxon-Lausitz deposits of
- Rumenite was found in the
Oligocene strata of the east Carpathians and Roumania. As
a raw material for decorations rumenite has less amber
acid and oxygen, it is more hard and solvent - resistant.
- Simetite is a fossil resin
from red to yellow chide found in Sicily. This tertiary
resin is, most probably, formed of deciduous trees.
- Aykaite is a yellow on
reddish fossil resin in the late cretaceous period strata
(80-90 m years) near Ayka - 120 km to south-west from
Budapest. There are many important resin outputs in
Siberia, in the Near East Asia, Lebanon, Geologically they
are the oldest outputs in the early cretaceous period
(130-135 m years) and in the middle of the Jurassic period
(approximately 160 m years).
- Retinite is found in the
Taimyr peninsula and the Yakut. Its geological age is that
of the creataceous period (80-100 m years).
- Burmite is found in the
upper Burma, in soft allay of the Tertiary (Eocene)
period. For hundreds of years it bad been used in adorn
mint production. There are no inclusions of flora in
burmite - Oligocene - amber of the late Miocene period,
the so called Dominica amber - is found in Amerika, the
Dominican republic. By its quality and quantity,
particular colorfulness, lots of inclusions bur mite is
similar to the Baltic amber. This is resin of leat -
bearing trees - hymeneal courbaril and hymeneal protera.
- East and West Africa and
East Asia are known for large quantities of copals. Copal
is a retention sub fossil natural resin of vegetable
origin. Its age varies from some decades to some
millenniums. Copal is limpid, colorless or light yellow.
The most valuable are the hardest copal (the African
Zanzibar copal, the Mosambique copal). They are used for
the production of various varnish and dragon oil.