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This whitish solid material is found in all types of carvings in shui jing, I believe is melted soil or rock picked up by the molten glass in transit to its final resting place

A recently cut slice photographed in a shop in Beijing in 2010

Same in close-up

Red C-dragon

Red plaque photographed in Beijing market in 2016

Cobalt blue turtle. A small fragment left to record its origin?

Opalescent glass figure on a cicada

Close-up of one of the white inclusions on the cicada (there is another over the ear)

And I have many more examples. If you have any other explanation please let me know. Likewise if you can put me in contact with a friendly research laboratory for mineral analysis and TL testing of this material which might help date the glass, and therefore the impact.

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Furthere examples of the ubiquity of encased soil melt 1656 drdavidanderson 05-Feb-18 21:55
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