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    Lapidary

    Libyan Desert Glass Sphere
    Libyan Desert Glass Area
    Great Sand Sea
    Western Desert, Egypt

    This unusual and intriguing sphere consists of an orb about the size of a croquet ball that has been hewn out of opaque Libyan Desert Glass. The greenish-yellow example displays a smooth surface over most of the exterior which does feature several natural crevices and indentations of various depths adding a full measure of character to the swirling globe. The 'raw material' for this lapidary item was a massive piece of the impactite that was the result of a meteorite that impacted the earth. This is an atypical specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 3.00 inches (7.61 cm) in diameter, weighs 734 grams

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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