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It sure looks like obsidian...that'd be my guess.

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Found this 10min north of Burlington in mud off trail. No colour in it. No volcano activity here.

"Obsidian can be found in locations which have experienced rhyolitic eruptions"
 

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Looks like obsidian to me also. Attached is a picture I just took of a piece I picked up from Mono Lake in Ca 25 years ago. Only thing is, it isn't really light. I has some weight to it.
It "could" be part of what is known as a tektite, terrestrial glass formed by a meteor impact. And Canada does have evidence of that in Quebec and quite possibly the Hudson Bay itself.
 

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Very cool!
 
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6 lbs?
Yeah, obsidian or a piece of a larger tektite.
Mine weighs in at just under 2 lbs.
I'll do a bit more research on it.
 
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I don't know what it is, but i like the look of it.
 
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I found an 8 pound rock here that looks just like that. I MAY have a picture somewhere. I didnt have my bag with me and was to lazy to carry it the 4 miles home as I was on a trail
 

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It has a bad chemical smell to it. I put it outside. Going to break a small piece off and give it a fire test after I eat. If you don,t hear back from me. lol
 

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Well I guess it's not obsidian., as you know obsidian wouldn't melt with just a small flame or fire. Were there any other rocks like it nearby where you found it? It's got to be plastic of some kind...I wonder what the heck it is???

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Well I guess it's not obsidian., as you know obsidian wouldn't melt with just a small flame or fire. Were there any other rocks like it nearby where you found it? It's got to be plastic of some kind...I wonder what the heck it is???

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I just came back from same spot, looking for more. It had no snow over it. Off a horse trail. Unless someone dumped it there.
 

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