Amber is a biome-specific gemstone introduced with Biomes O'Plenty. It appears as an ore, an item, and decorative block.
Amber Ore can be discovered in forest biomes. A current list of these biomes can be found under Amber Biomes.
An Iron Pickaxe or better is required to mine Amber Ore. A Silk Touch Pickaxe can be used to collect the block of ore rather than the Amber drop. The ore drops one gem with an unenchanted pickaxe. With fortune, the ore can drop up to four gems, one extra per level of fortune. Amber Ore cannot be smelted.
9 Amber can be crafted into a Block of Amber for storage or decoration. These stack to 64.
Crafting Ingredient Edit
|Block of Amber||Amber||Decorative block made of Amber gems.|
|Terrestrial Artifact||Ruby, Topaz, Amber, Peridot, Malachite, Sapphire, Tanzanite, and Emerald||A crafting component used in the Biome Finder, Enderporter, and Wanderer Music Disc|
It is also was a piece required for the removed item, the Ancient Staff.