Want some educated people, experts, and geologists to give some feed back.
A good friend was hiking nearby and found this buried mostly in the ground. Look at the photos I uploaded using Photobucket, then read on.
-The object is roughly the size of a bowling ball, and also around the same weight, IMO slightly heavier. 15-25lbs. Could be more, but I don't want to
exaggerate as we had no scale present. It is very clear all the way through, with a slight greenish tint. In the photos we had a flash from a cell
phone lighting it so we can see the detail in the photos more accurately, but it does look a bit blue from the LED flash. There are small bubbles
spread throughout, which IMO are from moisture, impurities, or air pockets. They are very small, half the size of a BB (ammo for an air gun), at the
biggest. The glass rock was found in the woods, and was partially buried. Location was in the middle of nowhere, with no builds, factories, roads, or
anything else man-made around, and the area is not heavily traveled. They were out hunting, scouting for locations to hunt, or just exploring. I was
not informed as to why there, but he is an outdoor kind of guy. I believe, although wouldn't tell me the location, I have heard of other similar
sightings of this kind of object. It is near a creek that had sulfur in it, and supported no fish for quite some time, and the creek starts inside of
a cave/mine. This I am not sure of, but when I brought it up the conversation got more in depth, so it may be useful information.
-Found in Pennsylvania. Claims near Berwick, but also could be in that region closer to Catawissa. Catawissa Creek is a location I suspect I will
mention further down.
-In West Virginia and Pennsylvania some glass rocks are found, but are very black, and caused by volcanic activity (I know of no active volcanoes in
the area, but a few mountains and hills do resemble the shape, maybe from thousands of years ago).
-At first he told me he thought it was Sand Stone struck by lightning. Sand is Silicone Dioxide, which is glass. I found images using Google, but they
are not clear like this, but more like a rock, infused.
-We debated amoungst ourselves and others at the bar (Were not intoxicated yet, was when first arrived and on first beers, also talked about this on
the way to the bar while sober, and he found this sober.)
-Some people said it looked like a chunk of man-made glass.
-Some thought a meteorite.
-Searching on our smartphones, we found similar glass rocks in desserts, slightly different in color.
-All the sides seem pretty smooth with a very small "wave" like texture, as if it was broken possibly.
Lets hear some answers, educated guesses. I don't want this to get off topic. Pictures of such objects are welcome, whether similar or identical. Even
some that can cancel out certain types of rocks/materials.
My friend would really like to know what this is, how rare it is, where it came from, how it was formed, and also.... HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH.
Some smaller sized similar objects with a google search showed them to be worth from a few hundred to a few grand, and nothing half the size of this.
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