Libyan Desert Glass, Large Top-Grade, Cristobalites, Dimples, 120g

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Libyan Desert Glass is an impactite from the Great Sand Sea in Libya and Egypt. Desert Glass was created when a massive meteorite slammed into the Saharan Desert millions of years ago. It has been used since the time of the Pharaohs in making jewelry, and King Tut famously had a scarab beetle carving made from desert glass.

The specimen being offered here is a top-grade individual that is presented as-found in the desert. It has only had the surface dust removed with a soft brush. It still has some orange iron-staining on it from many centuries of laying on the desert pavement. This piece is covered in regmaglypt-like dimples and has some inclusions and cristobalites in it - these were difficult to capture in the photos but are readily evident in hand. The condition is excellent with just a couple of very small edge chips. It weighs approx. 120 grams or 600 carats. 

Refer to the photo.  The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included.  You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.