Clams Oysters and Scallops
Gems and Precious Stones
Pearls are found in a?
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Do clams have pearls in them if found on the coast?
You heard that Indians would find pearls in clams is this true?
Native Americans may have found "pearls" in clams, but those were not "pearls" as we would consider them today. Clams are non-nacreous mollusks and do not produce actual pearls. They produce what are known as "calcareous concretions", which lack the pearly luster associated with pearls as we know them. More likely, Native Americans found pearls in mussels not clams. Those that were near coastal areas may have also found and collected marine pearls, but not from clams.
What types of pearls can you get?
According to http://www.karipearls.com/types-of-pearls.html, types of pearls fall into two main categories: freshwater and saltwater. Freshwater pearls can be found in lakes, rivers, creeks, or ponds. They may sometimes be irregular but come in a variety of beautiful colors. Saltwater pearls can be found in bays, oceans, gulfs or seas. These may also be irregularly shaped but are also beautiful. Pearls may either be man-made or naturally made (by mussels).