Could this be some form for Black Seas Glass?

by Christina
(Raleigh, NC)

None of the pieces show any light through them so I'm guessing they might just be rocks. The oblong piece shows some oxidation on the reverse side so I was wondering if that meant anything. The others just stood out to me on the beach and I'm just looking for any information as they resemble some of the pieces shown on other sites. Any insights are helpful...I found them on North Topsail Island NC and Emerald Isle where I know there was some pirate activity. Thanks for any insights!

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Jul 17, 2020
Oblong piece
by: LowTideLizzy

My previous comment was in regard to the oblong piece. I did not see the others. Those look to be rock.

Jul 17, 2020
May be bone
by: LowTideLizzy

Its possible that those are petrified bone or wood. If they have a shiny sort of sheen its possible that its bone. Bone looks a lot like rock but the shape makes me think it is more likely bone than rock.

Jun 16, 2020
Great information!
by: Anonymous

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to look! I did find some other pieces where light shown through so I'm a very happy camper but was just curious about these finds. Your site is wonderful!
Thanks again!

Jun 16, 2020
Identifying Black Beach Objects
by: David

Hi Christina,

Good question. These are likely rocks if a bright light does not shine through.

Also, frosted glass is not usually shiny between the frost marks as on several of the pieces.

Very interesting finds and we love collecting unusual beach objects like these.

David & Lin

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