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    Posted 8 months ago

    WesternPA-…
    (147 items)

    This particular piece is so unusual, I don't even know the proper category for it. This is one of my most treasured pieces of glass and it is not even a bottle! It was found in a small waterway called Dunbar Creek in Southwestern Pennsylvania. There are small air bubbles all through the glass. So when the "rock" is submerged the water gets absorbed almost like a sponge. After removing it from water, you can still hear the water inside of it by shaking it. From the rounded shape, this had to be laying in the creek for many decades. I suspect it might have come downstream from the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Company which operated in Dunbar until 1955. The "rock" measures approximately 4 1/2" by 3 3/4" and weighs 31.3 ounces.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 months ago
      Maybe it's some silicone slag from an iron furnace ?
    2. WesternPA-Collector WesternPA-Collector, 8 months ago
      Silica slag I think you meant. I'm not sure. I'd have to research it more. I don't know what silica slag looks like. Dunbar also had iron furnaces though.

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