Formed by a massive impact near the Libyan border with Egypt, this impactite is one of the most sought after type. As a result if the heat and pressure of the impact event, desert sands were melted and formed a translucent impact glass in a a wide range of shapes. 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 Tutankhamun pendant with Wadjet with Libyan glass scarab.
Specimens frequently have small pieces of the meteorite encased within the glass. They can have aerodynamic features similar to meteorites as a result of being thrown into the air in a molten state.
In this auction massive piece is offered. Pieces this big are barely found anymore. Weight is 1010 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Verre du désert libyen, pièce massive.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Impactite de météorite
- 1010 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Frontière égyptienne avec la Libye
- Origine (pays)