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Identity HelpAndara Obsidian?

12th Sep 2019 02:25 BSTKyle Olechnowicz

Hi there and thanks in advance for your help. I’ve heard that Andara obsidian does not exist but what then is this? It looks like sunstones or amber attached to this black obsidian that was found near Davis Creek. The black part of the obsidian is fairly opaque. Any thoughts?

12th Sep 2019 02:26 BSTKyle Olechnowicz

One more pic of this strange piece.

12th Sep 2019 02:27 BSTKyle Olechnowicz

Last piece of this strange piece

12th Sep 2019 03:32 BSTPaul Brandes Manager

To me, it looks more like a piece of glass slag from a furnace.....
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