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Can anyone tell me what this is? I found it years ago and noticed all the layers in it!!!! Is it a mineral glass etc. Please help if possible! 

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No expert and hard to tell from the pic, but think it's just fire glass.  Left overnight in a fire pit and melted.  Kind of looks like ashtrays a friend used to make by leaving beer bottles in the bottom of a fire pit overnight.  Couple of line in the bottom left and top right lool like they used to be the inside of a container or the bottom of it.

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Thank you. So that' what made the layers in it too. I thought it was some sort of mineral but like you I am very inexperienced 

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I agree it's probably glass from a campfire. It certainly has the right look. It is always difficult to ID things from pictures alone, but this is a safe bet.

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AHA!   Bottlelite  a famous old mineral

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Still Pretty.....

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When I was about 8, I melted a few old dump-heap bottles in the campfire. They produced globs of beautiful deep green glass, which I then placed among the loose rock along the rear wall of a drift that my uncle Otto was working.  He spent half a morning trying to figure out what mineral they were.  It wasn't that he couldn't identify glass, but the location where he found it, that stumped him.  Time wasting wasn't Otto's favorite pastime. He was miffed.

A week or so earlier, I'd learned that children of the goyim got two full days of rest from school work every week, and that they actually got summers off entirely, and I'd just spent half my summer in the desert, sorting for reuse a snake-infested pile of old timbers, pulling and straightening bent nails and spikes, while still studying six hours a day, six days a week. Wasting Uncle Otto's time with the glass was my protest against having been born in the wrong tent. Now, I look back on that time working for Otto and my grandfather and my other uncles as some of the best experiences of my life, but then, not so much. Of course, I've since learned that some of my gentile friends also had uncles, and also grew up more familiar with pry bars than with Tinker Toys.

Yep, that campfire glass can be pretty, but it sure can get you into trouble. 

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The great side of glass is faceting lead crystal.  Some of the most beautiful stones I have seen cut.  Lots of color flash from the crystal.......   Who has heard of Fordite?  Paint and body shops used to pour out leftover  paint on the ground in back of their shops.   After hardening for a couple of years the layers of paint form beautiful color schemes.   If it is made into cabochons it is really  beautiful also

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13 minutes ago, pondmn said:

 Who has heard of Fordite?  Paint and body shops used to pour out leftover  paint on the ground in back of their shops.   After hardening for a couple of years the layers of paint form beautiful color schemes.   If it is made into cabochons it is really  beautiful also

http://www.fordite.com/cabochon-gallery.html

http://www.fordite.com/jewelry-gallery.html

Have seen this material but you'd think it would be too soft to work with. But amazing looking cabochons.

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6 hours ago, Morlock said:

http://www.fordite.com/cabochon-gallery.html

http://www.fordite.com/jewelry-gallery.html

Have seen this material but you'd think it would be too soft to work with. But amazing looking cabochons.

Auto finishes are pretty darn hard. Not sure where they land on the hardness scale, but I'd think they're at least as hard as calcite.

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You are right about the hard paint as it generally has hardners and fisheye put it it prior to painting a car.

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Anyone heard of rainbow calsilica? Not on par with Fordite but still interesting material.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rainbowcalsilica&tbm=isch

When this first appeared on the market, people stated it came from a single mine in Mexico. Then someone tried to investigate the mine and found out it was a hoax.

http://invoguejewelry.blogspot.com/2015/05/rainbow-calsilica-is-it-real-gemstone.html?m=1

http://treasuretrunkdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/06/calsilica-mysterious-wonder-stone-or.html?m=1

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Morlock said:

Anyone heard of rainbow calsilica? Not on par with Fordite but still interesting material.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rainbowcalsilica&tbm=isch

When this first appeared on the market, people stated it came from a single mine in Mexico. Then someone tried to investigate the mine and found out it was a hoax.

http://invoguejewelry.blogspot.com/2015/05/rainbow-calsilica-is-it-real-gemstone.html?m=1

http://treasuretrunkdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/06/calsilica-mysterious-wonder-stone-or.html?m=1

 

 

 

I loved this about another similar product from your second link.....

"there is someone who makes similar looking cabochons out of old bowling balls, which he calls (tongue in cheek)  "Bowlerite" which is "found in wooded alleys". ".....:laught16:

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21 hours ago, Au Seeker said:

 

"there is someone who makes similar looking cabochons out of old bowling balls, which he calls (tongue in cheek)  "Bowlerite" which is "found in wooded alleys". ".....:laught16:

Just when you think you've seen everything, it turns out you haven't.

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