Stable Isotopes (H, C, S) and the Origin of Baltic Amber
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Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Vilnius University, M. K. Čiurlionio, 21/27, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Online publication date: 2009-05-29
Publication date: 2009-01-01
Geochronometria 2009;33:33-36
New results of isotope analysis of light elements (H, C and S) of a dozen Baltic amber samples are described and discussed. Carbon isotope composition was nearly constant (ca. -23‰), whereas sulphur and hydrogen varied in their isotope compositions from +4 to -28‰ and from -171 to -213‰, respectively. The formation and subsequent evolution of this material since its origin in Paleogene time until present is outlined.
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