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Libyan Desert Glass, black. 82g

Formed by a massive impact near the Libyan border with Egypt 26 million years ago, this impactite is one of the most sought after type. As a result of the heat and pressure of the impact event, desert sands were melted and formed an impact glass in a a wide range of shapes and colors from yellowish-white to yellow and black-yellow. Ancient Egyptians already knew about these rocks, and they picked them up and used them to make tools and jewelry for the Pharaohs, for example, for the famous Tutankhamun’s pendant with Wadjet. This piece has a rare black color and a natural hole.

Libyan Desert Glass, black. 82g. Collection
Libyan Desert Glass, black. 82g. Collection
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