Golden Libyan Desert Tektite 15.7g
Golden Libyan Desert Tektite 15.7g
Golden Libyan Desert Tektite 15.7g
Golden Libyan Desert Tektite 15.7g

Golden Libyan Desert Tektite 15.7g

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LIB027

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Specifications
Item Code: LIB027
Metric Dimensions: 33 x 24 x 22 mm
Imperial Dimensions: 1 1/3” x 1” x 7/8”
Weight: 78.5 Carats (15.7 grams)

Unique Qualities
A light yellow Libyan desert glass with a velvety, wind-swept surface texture and inclusions of sand and Lechatelierite that enhance its natural beauty. Lechatelierite is a rare form of silica which is only formed at extremely high temperatures. Libyan Desert Glass is still relatively unknown and hard to procure. As a gemstone, it has a hardness similar to quartz, in the range of 6.5 - 7 Mohs. Because it is 95% silica and has good translucency, it can be cut and polished. Beautiful swirling patterns of Lechatelierite and inclusions of zirconia and cristobilite define its unique appearance and tell-tale cosmic origins.

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.

Libyan Desert Glass Properties