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Libyan desert glass. Meteorite impact. Translucent.

Libyan desert glass. Meteorite impact. Translucent

Libyan desert glass. Meteorite impact. Translucent



316 grams


Egypt, 26 million years ago


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Formed by a massive impact near the Libyan border with Egypt 26 million years ago, the Libyan Desert Glass impactite is one of the most sought after types.

As a result of the heat and pressure of the meteorite impact event, 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. Some pieces of Libyan Desert Glass contain meteoritic components but it does not have to do with their color. They can resemble aerodynamic features similar to those of meteorites although they have been deeply wind-eroded.

Ancient Egyptians already knew about these rocks. They picked them up and used them to make tools and jewelry for the Pharaohs, for example, for the scarab of the famous Tutankhamun’s pendant with Wadjet.

For sale a translucent piece of Libyan Desert Glass.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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