Amber is petrified resin from among others larch trees. A condition for the formation of amber is that the resin ends up in the sea and lies there for at least 30 – 50 million years. Amber is also called “the gold of the sea” and although you can find amber all year round, the best times is in winter and autumn are when the storms shake up the seabed. It is often found together with debris from broken branches and plant remains. The prices of amber have come up and especially larger and beautiful lumps are sold at high prices, especially the Chinese market is very active.

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You can go on amber hunting with a so-called “amber lamp” with UV light that you light up when it has become dark, and the amber will light up like gold on the beach. It’s a little cheating, but an effective way to find amber.