Amber aka Succinite

Amber aka Succinite

Amber is also known as Succinite because it includes around 8% succinic acid.  

The area around the Baltic Sea known as the Baltic Region had forests that have transformed into an estimate of more than ten tons of amber.  This is the greatest deposit of amber in the world dating back 44 millions year old.  There is also true Baltic Amber in the Bitterfield brown coal mines in eastern Germany, and in Poland and even Russia.

More kinds of species are preserved as fossils in Baltic Amber than anywhere else in the world.