What is this - found on beach?

by Sherry Michael
(Westport, MA)

Vivid pink but is it sea glass or a pink pebble?

Vivid pink but is it sea glass or a pink pebble?

Found this recently at Horseneck Beach in Vivid USA.

It looks more like a pebble than sea glass, but is such a vivid pink.

thoughts? I'm thinking maybe bonfire glass?

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Sep 09, 2017
Bonfire Seaglass
by: Seaglassdog

Hi, this is Nick aka Seaglassdog......Your pic is very small so it's hard to see but it just might be a piece of Bonfire Seaglass!!

For you who don't know, Bonfire or seaglass melts is any glass that was either burned and melted in campfires or with other trash refuse and found its way into the Sea and can be identified by it's motley texture and sometimes you can see sand, shells or even other colors in the glass!

Hope this helps!!

Aug 28, 2017
by: Anonymous

Thank you! I was wondering if it could be some type of mineral rather than glass. Either way it is such a pretty shade of pink, so happy that I found it :)

Aug 28, 2017
by: Anonymous

It looks like sea glass to me in your picture. If it isn't, it could be garnet, which is not uncommon on the beaches of MA. Usually, it's purple garnet, but pink varieties have been reported.

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