Sea Glass from Lincoln City, Oregon - What is It?
by Cindy Rader
Lump of Sea Glass - What is It?
~ sea glass identification question submitted by Santelices in Miami, Florida
What is this large sea glass from Lincoln City, Oregon?
I found this fairly large piece of sea glass on a beach in Lincoln City, Oregon.
It is quite rough and has sand trapped inside.
Could you help me determine what it could have once been.
I have included pictures of both sides of the glass. ~ sea glass identification question submitted by Santelices in Miami, Florida
Usually, when beach glass has sand trapped inside, it has been melted in a campfire or bonfire.
Sometimes there is a cavity left inside or the sand may be embedded in the glass.
Usually the glass is very uneven; however, if it was melted long ago and has been tumbling around in the surf during that time, it can become pretty well rounded and smooth.
Sea glass that has been melted is called "firemelt" or "bonfire glass."
Although your piece is much larger than what would normally be found, you can be almost certain that is bonfire glass. Very interesting and unique find! ~ David from Odyssey Sea Glass Scroll down to see comments....