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ResiniteI've heard about "blue amber". There is such athing like blue amber?

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tufa | eNoter

Posted January 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM via web

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I've heard about "blue amber". There is such athing like blue amber?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:29 AM (Answer #2)

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Yes, there is blue amber and it could be found in amber mines from Dominican Republic.

This coloration of amber cannot be seen under artificial light, but under sunlight.

When sunlight strikes the surface of blue amber, it has a blue fluorescent appearance.

It seems that it's property of having a blue fluorescence under ultraviolet light is due to the presence of anthracene, that resulted from an incomplete combustion.

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