View Full Version : Found my first marble!!!

07-16-2010, 10:14 AM
As you all know by now I'm not only a bottle digger but also a beach comber.....well I've found lots of interesting things on the beach, but this was a first for me....washed right up to my toes and I was like...WOW that's the weirdest rock I've ever seen!! Then I picked it up and saw it was a marble!![:D][:D]
Any idea on this one...I tried to get a few good pics...who knows how long its been tumbling around out there in Lake Michigan!!


07-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Another view


07-16-2010, 10:15 AM


07-16-2010, 10:17 AM
And another......
So what kinda marble do I have here and is there anyway to tell how old it may be? I'm no expert on marbles but am just as interested in learning about them as I am in bottles!!!! Thanks for any help!!


07-16-2010, 02:10 PM

Cool link here with descriptions......I'm guessing mine is an Agate with yellow swirls....but I haven't been thru the whole list yet

Road Dog
07-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Your marble is glass not agate. Pic is kinda bright makes it hard to see pattern. Show a pic of the poles where the bands come together. Sorta leaning towards Peltier at the moment. We'll see. Kool Nails![:D]

07-16-2010, 03:24 PM
This is the only other pic I have of it right now....when i get home I'll try and get a better pic with out the flash on and upload it then!!
oh and thanks[:D] I did them myself[:)]


Road Dog
07-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Looks like a Swirl. Alley maybe.

07-16-2010, 03:48 PM
So is that a good marble? Do they have any value or is there a way to tell if they are indeed OLD marbles?
Sorry I probably have a billion questions I could ask...but I'll start out 1 or 2 at a time!!

Road Dog
07-16-2010, 04:02 PM
It's looks old, but old or new . Not much value. Marble folks put them like that in the dollar or 2 fer box. It 's also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the modern mades. The Vacor, Mega, Jabo etc. I usually don't bother to I.D. those types because I don't collect them and the value isn't there.

07-16-2010, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the help road dog....who knows how long its been tumbling around the lake either....I was surprised that it hadn't lost it's roundness or have any cracks from hitting against other rocks......
I figured I'd find my first one down a privy or in a dump or foundation....and of all the places it washed right up to my feet!![:)]
I was having a great day that day to until some lady came down from her million dollar home and told me I shouldn't be in her back yard with my vicious dog( gizmo) not on a leash.....I wash like first off you don't and can't own the lake...because I was in the water....so she said she was going up to call the sheriff...I said whatever makes your day lady....then I said (LOL) sorry your having such a bad day and in such mean spirits...most people I meet down here are very friendly.....she stuttered a bit at that and then said well i guess I'm going to have to be the bitch and call the police, then said not like its the first time......My reply was...somehow that doesn't surprise me...but have a wonderful evening[:D] Gotta kill them with kindness.....they come and stay from May to September and act like they own the whole town.....and to call my precious Gizmo vicious was HILARIOUS!!!!!


Road Dog
07-16-2010, 05:09 PM
Just remember don't feed Gizmo after midnight.[:D]

Staunton Dan
07-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Looks like a treble clef...oh, the marble? Don't have a clue but you sure did a great job on your nails. [:)]

07-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I know she's fat enough already!! and I don't want little monsters running around....

And thanks...I been practicing...I might work in a machine shop but still like to look girly lol!