Prehistoric sea glass found at Seaham?

by Paula

Tropical Island

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Prehistoric Sea Glass...

OK so maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's a fascinating story.

From time to time, i can be walking along the tide line at Seaham beach, and see the moment that a piece of sea glass arrives, my best being a large red that was dropped at my feet back in 2013.

However, I am particularly fascinated by sea glass that containes a striped or patterned layer that resembles a picture, a landscape or a pattern. The tropical island is a great example (first image)

One that seems to appear a few times a year, due to the erosion of the coloured layer on the face of the glass, is the exclamatin mark as shown in the second image.

However, very few pieces resemble a living creature, and even less contain a colour layer that looks like an animal. So when this latest piece popped up over Christmas, looking exactly like a purple T-Rex, I was quite stunned. (last image)

I can't wait to see what will appear next.

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Paula - Peblsrock



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