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About Amber

About Amber image
Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Although amber is not a precuoiu stone, or anything oí the soi't, it is nevertheless a precious material, one full of picturesque interest and verv beautiful to boot. Most of the amber of the world has been found thrown up on the shores of the Baltic sea, a:id is supposed to be the residuum of old and huge forests of a period befóre civilization of the world began. A little is found in this country, a little in England, a little in the far Oriënt, a little of it is mined and the fossil trees, whose gum it was, are still in evidence in the strata with the gum exuding from them, but the most of the world's amber comes from the Prussian coaBt.