Is Amber a Mineral?

Amber, an organic gem, is fossilized tree resin with a resinous lustre and a smooth surface. As it was a soft, sticky resin, it sometimes contains trapped insects, animals and plant material as inclusions. True amber is around 25-60 million years old. The Greeks called it 'elektron' meaning electricity as it becomes charged when rubbed with fur or wool. Colours vary from white, yellow, orange, green, blue and black. 

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