Friday, May 20, 2011
"It's all in the sand, baby!"
here, about Indiana's Hoosier Slide, a 200 foot sand dune, that was exhausted by the manufacturing of canning jars in the 30 years between 1890 and 1920. Thirteen and a half million tons of sand were shipped to glass makers, and they produced jars in this beautiful shade of blue. When the dune was gone, a new source of sand produced a different shade of glass.
gives the glass it's particular shade.