Huanchaco Beach, Peru, South America Beach Glass
by Linda Schneider
(Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru, South America)
Yellow Marble at favorite beach in Peru, South America
Some days are better than others :)
On this day, Lin found lots of colors... including this amazing yellow cat-eye marble.
This marble that she found almost buried under the pebbles is worn down to about 2/3 of its orginal size.
The age of the marble is uncertain, but is later than 1950s, when cat-eye marbles first became popular.
With lots of wave action here day and night, the beach glass gets worn smooth pretty quickly.
But that also means that the glass tends to wear down fast until it finally is too small to collect and then disappears.
On the other hand, cumping, erosion of cliffs, rains, and rivers add occasionally to the supply of new glass to the beaches.