All known types of amber in the world - sort by age
Picture: Resin on the bark of a cherry tree - public domain
After much work, I have finished this list with all known types of amber (not copal) in the world. There may be types I am not aware of and therefore missing - please contact me in order for me to make a complete list.
Search the table: Use the search function in your browser. Example: you want to know how many types there are in USA: press on your keyboard "Ctrl" + "F" (it may be different from the various browsers) and type in "USA". Then you will discover that there are 10 different types derived from a period from about 23 to 112 MYO.
Pictures ofdifferenttypes: A collection of pictures, which gives you the opportunity to get a sense of the different types of amber - their size, colour, texture, etc. You will also be able to use these images to confirm the authenticity of your own pieces, or compare the pictures and check the authenticity of various types of amber, for example on Ebay.
Just click on the types that are marked in blue, and you will jump down to the picture. If you have a good picture of a particular type of amber, please contact me and help to make the list (you will of course be noted with copyright).
A collection of pictures which gives you the opportunity of getting a sense of the different types of amber.Their size, color, texture, etc. You will be able to use these images to confirm the authenticity of your own pieces, or to check the authenticity of various types of amber eg. on ebay by comparing the picures.
This collection of images has been developed in cooperation with collectors all over the world, and I am very grateful for all the help. It is nice being able to work together to disseminate the available knowledge about amber.