burmese amber Burmese amber for collectors

Find some burmese ambers online

Burmese ambers are very interesting to study and collect. With their golden color, they are magnificent objects, and the most interesting specimens often contain small insects or pieces of prehistoric vegetation. Burmese ambers with insects are highly prized by fossil collectors the world over. We update this page daily with a selection of Burmese ambers currently available on the web that are well worth a look. 



A selection of burmese ambers for fossil collector.

In our selection above, you'll find all the burmese ambers we've found on the web that we think would be interesting for your collection. We've tried to highlight good quality ambers with insect or plant inserts. Occasionally, you'll even see burmites with small reptiles (mostly lizards) imprisoned in the amber. Most of these ambers date from the Cretaceous period and have been collected in Burma (=Myanmar) by local people who support their families through the international trade in these famous burmites. Some very beautiful burmites are included in our Top 100 Fossil Auctions

Real amber fossils with insects

When looking for genuine amber with insects, be sure to check the seller's reputation. Some unscrupulous suppliers "manufacture" insect inclusions in amber by hand. We strive to select genuine Cretaceous amber with insect inclusions. Most of the insects you'll find are small flies, mosquitoes and beetles. Beware of ambers with butterflies or dragonflies, they are extremely rare and most are modern fabrications. Click on the ambers above and you'll see that we only select suppliers with an excellent reputation! 

A genuine burmese amber with mosquitoes (ASA College Florida)

Burmites with leaves or plants

Other highly sought-after burmites are those with plant inclusions. These are often the leaves of ferns, conifers or plants from the period when these Burmese ambers were formed: the Cretaceous. The result is often an elegant object that will become a centerpiece in your fossil collection. Some ambers with large, well-preserved plants can fetch a high market value! 


A fine burmite with plant inclusion 

Burmese ambers with small animals

Our daily selection also includes Burmese ambers containing small animals other than insects. These are usually small molluscs (snails, slugs, etc.) or reptiles (lizards, etc.). You won't find any Burmese ambers with mammals or birds encased in amber; they don't exist on the market. Burmese ambers with dinosaur are extremely rare but are offered from time to time on this page. 

What is the value of Burmese amber ?

The value of Burmese amber depends on several factors:
- its authenticity,
- its size
- its beauty
- the amber's purity (clarity)
- the type of animal included in the amber
- its provenance

To give you a few examples, a superb 7-centimeter piece of amber with a beautiful insect inside will be worth several hundred dollars. Especially if it's a mosquito or other beautiful insect. Amber with plants will be a little less expensive, and you'll find them for less than 100 dollars. 

Your question about burmese burmite

Following the creation of this page, you have sent us several questions about burmese ambers. We're going to answer your most frequently asked questions in this section, so that readers with similar questions can find the answers they're looking for. 

How old is Burmese Amber?

Most of Burma's ambers date from the Cretaceous period: between 65 and 145 million years old! Some have been dated by National Museums Scotland scientists at 99 million years. These ancient fossils are very interesting to collect and study. All the burmites you'll find on this page date from the Cretaceous period. 

Where is Burmese amber found?

As their name suggests, Burmese ambers, also known as burmites, come from Burma. Burma having been renamed "Myanmar" by the ruling military junta, you'll find both origins in the description of the ambers we've selected for you. The ambers are harvested in northern Burma in the Hukawng Basin region. It is also called "Kachin amber" as some ambers are mined in Kachin province. As Burmese collectors don't have access to the Internet, they export these ambers to China, and it's often Chinese suppliers who supply the international market for Burmese amber. You'll also find a few suppliers of American or European fossils, but often at higher prices. 

What type of amber is most valuable to scientists?

The most interesting ambers for scientists are those containing animal or plant specimens inside. They enable scientists to understand what micro-fauna and flora existed in the Cretaceous. Some fossil species have been described thanks to their preservation in prehistoric ambers. 

What type of amber is most valuable to collectors ?

Serious fossil collectors are looking for fine specimens of ambers with rare, well-preserved inclusions. The general public has mainly been looking for ambers with mosquitoes since the release of the film Jurassic Park. People with little knowledge of amber look for cheap amber and buy replicas.