Where did this come from?

by Barbara Bowley
(Marshfield, MA, USA)

Hi there. I was combing a beach for sea glass in Massachusetts and came across this little gem.

It’s amber in color and from what I understand a sea glass marble.

Do you have any insight on where it could have originated from or even if it’s a rare find?

Thank you!

Hi Barbara,

It is possible your marble was lost on the beach by a child or thrown out in the trash sometime in the past.

Marbles of solid colors are also used in paint cans (when you shake the can you can hear a marble rolling around inside to help mix the paint) so it's quite a possible source also.

For more information see our newsletter - Odyssey_Sea_Glass_News-sea-glass-magazine-2013-04-01.html and also our many pages on marble finds -
Beach Marbles

David and Lin @ OdysseySeaGlass.com

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May 21, 2018
by: Carol

What a beautiful piece! Always thrilling to find a marble! Congratulations! Enjoy!

May 20, 2018
Agate find looks like marble
by: David

See also round agate find:

agate round like beach marble find

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