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Aquamarine small stone, what could this be??

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Found in Northern Coast of Puerto Rico. It's pretty shiny (I thought It was wet but no)It has some holes it reminds me of a sea sponge & has different shades of blue. (Sorry for the low quality pics) alt text

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asked Aug 6, 2014 by Jas (240 points)

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Picture is too blurry to get an idea of what it looks like. Can you please post some higher quality photos?

answered Aug 7, 2014 by hershel (52,780 points)
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Here are the best quality I could get.

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answered Aug 7, 2014 by Jas (240 points)
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Still hard to tell, but the bubbles in a glassy texture and lack of crystalline structure indicate that it is most likely slag or waterworn glass. See if it has a hardness of 5.5.

answered Aug 8, 2014 by hershel (52,780 points)
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Obviously not a good camera for closeups.....as for the stone i am also puzzled by it.....i would lean more on the mineral side than it being glass. Too rough in the overall look compared to broken glass let alone be waterworn. Hmmmmm it is quite A fascinating piece indeed...the different shades of blue throughout the stone also seem to be more natural than man made glass would be able to exhibit.....just my thoughts and speaking from experience of seeing old glass washed up on the beaches often all rounded or blunted from the long years moving along the sand of the sea.

answered Sep 8, 2014 by RichardC (520 points)

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