Libyan Desert Glass is an impactite from the Great Sand Sea region of the Sahara in Libya and Egypt. It has been used since the time of the Pharaohs in making jewelry and adornments. Desert Glass (also called Sahara Glass) was created when a massive meteorite slammed into the Saharan Desert millions of years ago.
The specimen being offered here is the milky-white type. It has a unique and interesting shape. It is concave on one side and stands like a bowl. The opposite side has wind-sculpted pseudo-regmaglypts. It is partially translucent in the areas where the glass is thinner. This piece is in superb condition without any chips or breaks. It weighs 50 grams and measures approx. 75mm x 44mm at it's widest points. This piece was collected from Egypt in 2008.
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.