Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry.
There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions. Amber occurring in coal seams is also called resinite, and the term ambrite is applied to that found specifically within New Zealand coal seams....LESS
BRIDPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police have identified the fourth victim of a crash in which a car crossed a highway center line and slammed into a pickup truck. Police say 34-year-old Jennifer N. Valdez, of Websterville, Ohio, was a passenger in the car when it crashed Monday in Bridport.