LIB028Regular price $122.00 Save $0.00
Item Code: LIB028
Metric Dimensions: 54 x 21 x 18 mm
Imperial Dimensions: 2 1/8” x 7/8” x 3/4”
Weight: 92.5 Carats (18.5 grams)
A large, aerodynamic shaped Libyan Desert Glass tektite with rich golden color, windswept surface texture and glassy luster. Libyan Desert Glass Tektite embodies the golden rays of the sun. It is a cosmic fusion of the earth’s greatest desert, the Sahara, with the energy of the stars. These mysterious golden stones were born from a cosmic impact approximately 29 million years ago. 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. Scientists date its formation to approximately 29 million years ago. It was formed in temperatures above 1600 C. When specimens have been studied, their are unusual high temperature minerals including cristobalite, a rare form of quartz, as well as grains of zirconia.
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