What is this sea glass from?

by Suzie
(Jersey Shore)

What is this sea glass from?

What is this sea glass from?

This is what I found this morning on the beach in Mantoloking NJ.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell what the large green piece is from.  

It's quite thick.



That is an interesting piece of green sea glass.

It is hard to say what that is from but perhaps someone has seen something like it before.

Of course it's hard to say from a photo what the whitish embedded material is.

Several possibilities might be:

Paint - however it does appear to be thicker and more permanent than paint.

Cement - when cement (used to make concrete) is in its powdered form and comes in contact with water, there are some heavy-duty chemical reactions. This causing heating and bonding and cement could have become bonded to the glass. Again, it doesn't quite look like cement in the photo.

Melted ceramic or other material - exposed to heat, as in a house fire or a dump fire, glass becomes frequently fused with other glass or melted materials and produces what is called "bonfire glass" or "fire melt." Then again, this piece doesn't look like it has been melted.

Anybody else have ideas about this?

Sea Glass
Where Sea Glass Comes From?
Some sea or beach glass colors are common and easily found, while other colors are extremely rare... melted together to form early glass.

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Sep 27, 2015
Mantoloking, New Jersey Sea Glass fishing
by: Hailey

My dad and I find up to 100 pieces per hour together in the surf.

We use small fish nets to scoop a handful of rocks after we spot a piece in the wash and then sift it out.

It is almost fishing for sea glass as opposed to waiting for it all to come in and up the beach.

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