Libyan Desert Glass. Libyan Desert Glass Area. Great Sand Sea. Western Desert, EgyptClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionLibyan Desert Glass
Libyan Desert Glass Area
Great Sand Sea
Western Desert, Egypt
This sizable example of Libyan Desert Glass weighs a significant 833 grams. The large mass of greenish impactite features a rough and rugged exterior with an opacity and cloudy nature. Its smooth interior resulted from a conchoidal fracture, which is consistent and diagnostic of glass. This fantastic piece is substantial, vitreous, and colorful, and what it represents, a meteoric impact, is truly a phenomenon.
Overall Measurements: 4.72 x 4.53 x 3.77 inches (12.00 x 11.50 x 9.57 cm), weighs 833 grams
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
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