is a variety of Amber found
in Burma and named for this locality. It is from the
Cretaceous Period and first documented in Burma in 1836.
Burmite is fluorescent and glows a beautiful blue under
shortwave (SW) UV light.
is a fossil resin that is a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, succinic
acid and oils. It is the fossilized resin
of pine trees from about 30 million years ago. For more information please
see the Amber
Tanai, Hukawng Valley and Maingkwan, Myitkyina-Mogaung District,
Kachin State, Burma (Myanmar).