Hello, last year while visiting my family in Melbourne, QC. I found an interesting rock, it has a few different colours. I can't figure out what it is. The green section of the rock is almost transparent, there is also a layer of black, a little amount of white, a little amount of brown and then the bottom is a green/brown. The brown and green/brown are not transparent. I would like to send you a few pictures because it is an interesting looking piece.
Answer Hi Jason,
You have a very nice piece of glass slag. Your guess about where it came from is as good as mine, but slag is found all over the place. A antique glass was made for jewelry. Others were made for windows, lamp shades and other decorative items.
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