What are these? New to sea glass.

by Debbie
(Penticton bc canada)

Mystery rocks

Mystery rocks

My friend just gave me these because he knows I'm interested in rocks and minerals.

He has no idea where they came from.

Someone gave them to him many years ago and that person didn't know anything about them either.

I live in British Columbia, Canada.

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Mystery rocks.
by: Selkie's Sea Glass

I will have to agree with Lin on this. They are too shiny to have spent any time on a beach.

I suspect they are decorative pieces to be used in crafts.

If you are in Victoria, take them to the Rockhound shop on Cloverdale. They will be able to identify them.

Pretty pieces :)

by: Jan Fuller

I think it may be Landscaping glass?

by: Debbie

Someone told me they are Slag or cullet?

Good question on mystery rocks.
by: David

These do look like chunks of glass. However, it is hard to say from the photo - they also could be some kind of beautiful stones.

If they are glass, they are too shiny to qualify as naturally-tumbled and frosted sea glass.

They don't look like totally fresh broken glass though, and what is interesting is they all are chunky, more like agates.

We would recommend taking them to a rock hobby shop or mineralogist to find out of they are glass or mineral.

See - What is Sea Glass? for the definition of sea glass.

Hopefully some other viewers will pitch in with their opinions.

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