This specimen weighs 69.45 Carats which is the same as 13.89 grams. It measures 45 mm x 25 mm x 18 mm.
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This is a very nice, and highly translucent and high quality specimen of Libyan Desert Glass. And if you don't know what that is, well then, get ready to be amazed! This is what was formed from an ancient meteorite impact in the middle of the deserts of Egypt. The sand was immediately fused into this beautiful yellow glass! It is highly collectible and more and more rare all the time.
This piece is particularly rare because not only is it super clear with amazing clarity and really high quality and that is already rare in and of itself but also there are these dark streaks and that makes the ABSOLUTELY THE HARDEST TO FIND AND MOST HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER PIECE BECAUSE OF THESE STREAKS- why!?!? Because just recently it has been rumored and scientists are beginning to believe that these dark streaks are the particles of the ACTUAL phantom meteorite that no one has ever been able to find. We have all agreed that these Libyan desert glass pieces are and were made from a huge gigantic meteorite that struck millions of years ago, but no one has ever found the meteorite or pieces of it. And the best guess is that it evaporated upon impact, and if that is the case- then this is THE ONLY way to ever have a piece of this ancient natural disaster. These pieces with the dark streaks are the rarest and hardest to find and are usually like $20/gram because of that.
It it getting more difficult to find and I was just selling some stuff that I had in an old collection. So I am offering this beautiful piece for you. Times are tough and I am just trying to make some money, and I know it will find a nice home out there somewhere. I hope it finds a good home out there. Don't let this one pass you by. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me. Have fun bidding. Thanks so much for visiting my auction and have a great day!
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Below is some information from Wikipedia about Libyan desert glass:Tektite
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This article is about impact rocks. For the oceanographic research habitat, see Tektite habitat. For the video game character, see Recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series § Tektite.
Two splash-form tektites, molten terrestrial ejecta from a meteorite impact
Tektites (from Greek ?????? t?któs, "molten") are gravel-size bodies composed of black, green, brown or gray natural glass formed from terrestrial debris ejected during meteorite impacts. The term was coined by Austrian geologist Franz Eduard Suess (1867–1941), son of Eduard Suess. They generally range in size from millimeters to centimeters. Millimeters-size tektites are known as microtektites.
Tektites are characterized by:
a fairly homogeneous composition;
an extremely low content of water and other volatiles;
an abundance of lechatelierite;
a general lack of microscopic crystals known as microlites and chemical relation to the local bedrock or local sediments;
their distribution within geographically extensive strewnfields
5.1 Terrestrial source theory
5.2 Nonterrestrial source theories
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Although tektites are superficially similar to some terrestrial volcanic glasses (obsidians), they have unusual distinctive physical characteristics that distinguish them from such glasses. First, they are completely glassy and lack any microlites or phenocrysts, unlike terrestrial volcanic glasses. Second, although high in silica (>65 wt%), the bulk chemical and isotopic composition of tektites is closer to those of shales and similar sedimentary rocks and quite different from the bulk chemical and isotopic composition of terrestrial volcanic glasses. Third, tektites contain virtually no water (
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