Types of Marbles

Types of Marbles
    • Alley or real - made of marble or alabaster (alley is short for alabaster), streaked with wavy or other patterns with exotic names like corkscrew, spiral, snake, ribbon, onyx, swirl, bumblebee, butterfly, and...
    • Toothpaste - wavy streaks usually with red, blue, black, white, orange
    • Turtle - wavy streaks containing green and yellow
    • Ade - strands of opaque white and color, making lemon-ade, lime-ade, orange-ade, etc.
    • Oxblood - a streaky patch resembling blood
    • Lutz - a type of swirl, taken from the skating term
    • Onionskin - swirled and layered like an onion
    • Clambroth - equally spaced opaque lines on a usually opaque base
    • Cat's Eye or catseye - central eye-shaped colored inserts or cores (injected inside the marble)
    • Viagra - a blue strand of liquid
      • Devil's Eye - red with yellow eye
      • Beachball - three colors and six vanes
  • Aggie - made of agate (aggie is short for agate) or glass resembling agate, with various patterns like in the alley
  • Mica - glassy to translucent with streaks or patches of mica, ranging from clear to misty
  • Sulphide - clear with an object inside
  • China - glazed porcelain, with various patterns like in the alley
    • Plaster - a form of china that is unglazed
  • Indian - dark and opaque, usually black?
  • Commie or common - made of clay
    • Bennington - clay fired in a kiln with salt glaze
  • Steely - made of steel
  • Croton alley or Jasper - glazed and unglazed china marbled with blue
  • Crystal or clearie or purie - any clear colored glass - including "opals," "glimmers," "bloods," "rubies," etc. These can have any number of descriptive names such as "deep blue sea".
    • Princess - a tinted crystal
    • Galaxy - lots of dots inserted like a sky of stars

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