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DescriptionLibyan Desert Glass
Libyan Desert Glass Area
Great Sand Sea
Western Desert, Egypt
This wonderfully sculptural example of an "impactite" known as Libyan Desert Glass is fully transparent and displays two distinct faces with its primary featuring a glassy and smoothly indented skin, while the opposite side exhibits a more rugged tactile surface with much more dense textural markings. The coloration of this specimen weighing 215 grams is a striking greenish-yellow. A ghostly white "apparition" is visible.
Overall Measurements: 3.31 x 2.81 x 1.69 inches (8.40 x 7.14 x 4.30 cm), weighs 215 grams
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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