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KALININGRAD REGION RF JEWELLERY REPORT

TECHNICAL REVOLUTION IN AMBER INDUSTRY

Kaliningrad Region possesses 90 percent of world resource of “sun stone”

Scientists who work in the largest research institutions

of coal is little effective as a rather considerable amount of

of the state have studied the possibilities of long-time

amber remains not being extracted from blue clay. For the

equipment which is used in Amber Combine at the time

times when this technology was installed it was consid-

of extraction and stroke out a new technique which will

ered as an advanced technology. But decades have passed

allow increasing the amount and quality of extraction of

and the equipment has not been changed.

amber. Currently, the latest research-industrial equipment

Today the company has to cope with such a thing that

for an extraction complex is being studied and before

a large amount of amber crumbles, a lot of big stones

long the technology will be implemented into the major

fragment and crack during the process of extraction.

production. There are no analogues of such a complex in

Accordingly, not all stone remains in its original state. The

the world.

amount of amber above 16th fraction makes not more

Engineers have always stated that a present method

than 80 tons from the total amount of extraction (in 2013

for extraction of amber which is transferred from the field

there were extracted 280 tons of “sun stone”). The goal is to retain the original state of amber at the maximum in order it would get into the hands of an artist in such a state as it was in the depths of the ground while passing all the stages of extraction. “Aroma” of experimental-industrial installation with the length of 50 metres and weight of more than 200 tons, which is assembled in modules like a construction set, is a technique of separation of amber and sand or clay in the mode of intense vibrations as in a washing machine. The technology requires only two or three cubic metres of water which significantly reduces energy consumption and the strain on the environment. There is no doubt that modern technologies will meet their requirements to preserve unique samples of amber and to protect a fragile “sun stone” from adverse effects

“Kaliningrad Amber Combine” youth team in tournament

of rough techniques.

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Baltic Jewellery News (September 2014) No. 27  

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