Patience and luck
It takes experience, patience and luck to find an amber nugget. But if you know where and when to look, you might have a chance to find some amber.
Where to find amber?
The possibilities of finding amber in North Jutland are good. There are several great amber beaches along the long coast. If you are lucky, you might find amber at most beaches, however the possibilites are largest at the wide, low watered beaches.
How to find amber?
Many people look for nice golden nuggets between the rocks at the beach. It is not here you find amber. Normally amber nuggets lie between wood sticks.
When the storm and waves have loosened the amber nuggets at the bottom of the sea, the nuggets are gathered with wood sticks, wood pieces and other things with fairly the same specific gravity. Often the amber is placed at the top of the layer, but when the layer is thick it might be a good idea to poke about in the layer. Maybe you have luck.
Not all amber comes in with this layer. The big amber nuggets have their own rules for coming into the beach. It is a coincidence whether you find these big nuggets as the rule for their movements are that there are no rules. Here luck is the decisive factor.
When do you find amber?
By stormy weather the big waves rake up the bottom of the sea og move the loosened material including amber. As long as the storm is raging, this material can't come in to the beach. However once the sea calms down after a storm, the amber nuggets start settling on the beach.
The big storms often come during autumn and winter time, so therefore this is the best time at the year if you want to try your luck finding amber.
The chance of finding amber is largest in the morning before all other amber collectors emerge. Of course you may also find amber in the middle of the day, but then there are also many takers.