Thick old piece containing bubbles in the glass and is iridescent!

by Cindy Golliday
(Easton, MD)

Thick greenish-brown beach glass?

Thick greenish-brown beach glass?

Thick greenish-brown beach glass?
Choptank River, Easton Maryland
Iridescent sheen to this beach glass

I found a very thick, greenish brown piece of glass at Kingston Landing on the Choptank River in Easton, MD.


This landing was a huge cotton port back in the day!

Holding it up to the light it contains bubbles.

When the light hits it just right it is has an iridescent sheen. Never have seen anything like it.

Any ideas what is original was?

Thank you.

Regards,

Cindy :)


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Fresh water
by: Cindy

This sounds right. The Choptank River at Kingston Landing is not far from where it empties into the Tuckahoe River.

There are tidal fresh water marshes and swamp forests along this area of the river.

Thank you for the knowledge!

Iridescent sheen on beach glass
by: David and Lin

Speaking only from experience, sea glass found on salt water beaches where there is wave action don't develop a sheen.

On beaches where the glass shard remains fairly intact and where there is fresh water entering the beach areas, we have found quite a bit of glass with a sheen or iridescence.

As I recall from reading up years ago, this sheen is a result of minerals in the fresh water that combine with elements on the surface of the glass over a long period of time.

It appears that this only happens on shores where undisturbed glass exposed to ground water over a long period of time.

Of course, a piece exposed in such a way could possibly be washed down a gully onto a salt water beach.

There is a photo in the light :)
by: David & Lin @ Odyssey

Look again, Dianne, Cindy posted 3 photos, one held up to the light where you can see the bubbles. Happy hunting!

Cool Piece
by: Dianne

Can you post a photo of it in the light? Might be easier to identify!

Great find!

seaglass
by: Cindy

I found this thick iridescent piece of glass at Kingston Landing on the Choptank River in Easton, MD.

It was a big cotton port back in the day!

I have found alot of glass but nothing like this piece. It is so thick with bubbles. Would love to know what it was. Anyone else have anything like this?

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