succinite (amber)

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Scope note
A fossil resin ranging in age from early Eocene to early Oligocene, originating in areas along the Baltic Sea and containing succinic acid (usually 3-8%). Around 40 varieties of amber are recognized, divided into two main groups: those containing succinic acid make up the succinite group and those having little or no succinic acid belong to the retinite group.
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024