Libyan Desert Tektite — 20.0 grams

$80.00

  • Size: about 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 7/8″
  • Weight: 20.0 grams (@ $4/gram)
  • Origin: Libyan Desert, Egypt, Northern Africa
  • Treatments: none

1 in stock

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Description

Natural and genuine Libyan Desert Tektite, or “Desert Glass” found in Northern Africa.

This specimen measures about 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 7/8″ and weighs 20.0 grams.

This naturally occurring glass-like tektite is suspected to be of meteoric origin.  Scientists are in constant debate about its origin. It is transparent, having a light to medium yellow/gold color.  It shows ablation, although that may have occurred as the result of being sculpted by sand as opposed to flying through the atmosphere.  Either way, it is a unique specimen.

Item pictured is the item that will be received and will come with information label.

 


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Additional information

Weight 0.31 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 0.25 in

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