It takes thousands, if not millions, of years for resin to become amber. The latest amber-trapped bugs were dated at 230 million years old. Amber also acts as a preservative, enabling scientists to microscopically identify whatever bug is trapped inside.
amber with ant inclusion // Minerals - Crystals - Fossils
The range of colours shown by fluorite is equaled by few other gemstones. It may occur in beautiful cubic crystals or as a massive crystalline variety displaying banded or radiating patterns. Although the stone is somewhat soft for use as a normal.
Fossil - a dragonfly in amber The name of a favorite book. Dragonfly in Amber
1921 Morgan Tiffany Chart of Precious Semi-Precious and Gem Stones
Morgan Tiffany Chart of Precious Gems, 1921 I could see grids of larger size stones drawn with the GIA jewelry design system as drawings. Or arrays of nearly identical stones on grid patterns.
fossil hunting (only where it's legal) in Montana, North Dakota and Washington. Fun for all ages.
This is an American Contra Luz Opal from Opal Butte, Oregon. This Beautiful Gemstone Looks Like It Contains A Small Nebula.
Listed as "Honey Bee Fossil In Baltic Amber." This looks like it may be Copal not real Amber!