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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2019 19:50    Post subject: Is it amber?  

Hello, I was walking on a mountain (Huasteca NL, México), far away of the city, and I found this.

Has few small bubbles inside.

It is kind of heavy, 69 grams.

Could be amber?

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2019 21:30    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

Conchoidal fracture plus a few bubbles = slag glass. Certainly not amber. BOB
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2019 21:32    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

It has the colour of a type of Amber I'm not familar with. Plus it has surface fracturing of glass so it could be a chunk of glass more likely. Heavy in the hand is also against my experience with Amber which is extremely light, most in my collection floats in water. Glass is what I feel it is.
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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2019 03:20    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

I fully agree with Bob: Whatever it is, the fracture tells us it's not amber ;-)
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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2019 13:39    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

I feel like it’s a piece of glass too.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2019 00:00    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

Amber = light, not heavy - floats on water usually; soft/scratches easily, not hard; since soft, surface rarely 'glassy', but instead rough/dull; rarely concoidal fracture; often [not always] found near sea or an ancient sea. When a small part heated, often smells like pine resin; dissolves in many organic solvents. You didn't do any tests [although that is very typical of requests from first posters who think most anything can be identified from a photo alone], but nearly every clue you gave speaks against amber. It only has 'amber color'. Not amber - sorry.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2019 10:30    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

Could it be obsidian, brought in to make tools? So this is a core that has been left over?
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2019 13:01    Post subject: Re: Is it amber?  

Thank´s to everyone for the answers. After reading you, I also think it is not amber.

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