2014, July 22nd - Huanchaco, Peru, Sea Glass

by David & Lin Schneider
(Huanchaco, Peru, South America)

2014 - 7 - 22 Huanchaco Sea Glass

2014 - 7 - 22 Huanchaco Sea Glass

~ beach glass catch photos submitted by David and Lin

Sea Glass from Huanchaco, Peru

The glass we find is nearly all (estimate around 9 out of 10 pieces) jewelry grade as seen in this photo.

That's mostly due to the consistent good-sized waves day after day and the mix of rocks and sand on this beach.

There are lots of tile pieces, mostly brown with a white glaze, that are really nice. Also, tile of other colors, well-worn and tumbled.

Shells, on the other hand, are hard to find here, at least intact. There are lots of pieces and also small mussel-type shells but none of the kind found further north where we used to live.

There is also driftwood. But since there are few forests anywhere near the coast, much of the driftwood is bits and pieces of smaller stuff and old boards, etc.

We also find quite a bit of trashed wood flooring parquet, which does make very nice beach-type driftwood; however, much of that parquet has a tar-like substance on the back I guess for gluing it down.

~ beach glass catch photos submitted by David and Lin

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Jul 26, 2014
Identify it...
by: David

Collecting Sea Glass
Pure Sea Glass Identification Deck

Jul 26, 2014
Thanks Melanie
by: David & Lin

We are glad we could share these with you (in a manner of speaking)


Jul 24, 2014
Wonderful !
by: Anonymous

Hello, your seaglass is great...all frosted & the colors are really nice !


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