Item Code: LIB096
Metric Dimensions: 61 x 32 x 9 mm
Imperial Dimensions: 2 ⅜” x 1 ¼” x ⅜”
Weight: 59 Carats (11.8 grams)
A highly translucent Libyan Desert Glass tektite with a warm golden color like the sands of the great Sahara where it was formed 29 million years ago during a meteorite impact. Libyan Desert Glass Tektite is one of only two gem-grade Tektites on the planet. Tektites are a family of stones that formed by meteorites which collided with earth and ejected material into the upper atmosphere, which then fell back to earth as impact glasses. Natural fragments of Libyan desert glass are found in an area that stretches for many square kilometers along the eastern border of Libya and west Egypt.
Libyan Desert Glass Tektite is one of only two gem-grade Tektites on the planet. Libyan Desert Glass has colors like that of its sandy source material of nearly pure silica, ranging from light yellow to deep golden color tones.
Libyan Desert Tektite embodies the golden rays of the sun.