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Came across an area where a lot of the rocks would set off a metal detector. Some have glass coating parts of the outer surface and there's a lot of glass found inside some of the rocks from that area.

Could this be impact melt glass? 

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Might check and see if it's radioactive! Might have come from a nuclear test site! It's pretty anyway. They say there are areas in the desert, I think in India where the sand was turned into glass from a presumable nuclear weapon in the distant past. Alien type theory, but it could happen. If this post doesn't suit the scientists out there, maybe everybody can get a cackle out of it anyway! But in my redneck situations manual, it could be possible to create a lot of molten material if an object has enough mass, speed and temperature when it hit an appropriate matrix to combine with, probably a great big dust cloud too and a loud whomph that would scare a dinosaur into a major gastric disturbance. The surgeon generals warning on cigarette packages during that time probably said "don't smoke in the presence of dinosaurs capable of producing more than 50 cubic feet of gas within 30 seconds, or wait until it dissipates below 5000 ppm. Immediate detonation possible".  Tehe

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Yikes!!!!!!!!! Stop drinking the heads off of your moonshine>>>:)

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On 1/13/2020 at 11:39 PM, Gembo said:

Came across an area where a lot of the rocks would set off a metal detector. Some have glass coating parts of the outer surface and there's a lot of glass found inside some of the rocks from that area.

Could this be impact melt glass? 

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Where was this found? Desert, Urban area? How large is the area? Give more details.

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Found in the desert and the property is about 30 acres.

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Fulgurites or volcanic would be my guess.

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