October 18th, 2014

Found the largest deposit of amber

It was recently discovered Europe's largest amber deposit. This was reported by researchers from the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mines (IGME). Equally valuable discovery have found in the northern region of Spain, Cantabria. This field is unique for several reasons. Firstly, because of its volume, and secondly, due to the nature of the rock. The fact that in the cave of El Soplao (El Soplao) west of the city of Santander (Santander) found violet-blue amber, which is still found only in the Dominican Republic. Scientists conducting some research concluded that amber in northern Spain was formed about 110 million years ago. Currently, researchers are trying to determine what kind of woods it arose. Authorities in the region due to the unique find intend to open a museum of amber. A similar statement was made by the Minister of Culture of Cantabria Javier Lopez Marcano.