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New museum in Yangon set to entrance fans of amber

Members of the public now have a new museum to enjoy in downtown Yangon. The recently opened Myanmar Amber Museum plays host to and showcases various specimens of amber found in Myanmar. The museum’s rather distinctive logo is based upon the flower Tropidogyne Pentaptera, a prehistoric angiosperm. The flowers were just beginning to evolve 99 […]

Myanmar’s New Gold Mine is Dinosaur Amber

On the discovery of the “Amber hunter” for the discovery of the Jurassic Park-style of the Dinosaurs, through the rocks of precious resin in Myanmar – an attractive business that attracts the paleontologists but in the far north the struggle for decades also fueled. Kachin revolves around the merchants using the Amber Market torch and […]

Tengchong: the allure of border town gemstones

YUNNAN, Southwest China — A builder surnamed Zhang squats as he rummages through a pile of rocks, examining them intently with a pocket-size flashlight. Each one has been sliced in half to expose the jade within. Zhang traveled more than 600 kilometers from the provincial capital, Kunming, to the bustling jade market in Tengchong in […]