LIBYAN DESERT GLASS FOR SALE

Libyan Desert Glass (sometimes referred to as Egypt or Egyptian Desert Glass) is a rare and beautiful impact glass, found in only one remote location on Earth, near the Libyan/Egyptian border. It is associated with an ancient meteorite impact, which occurred somewhere in the North African deserts. Quality specimens are translucent, and also display pseudo regmaglypts, possibly caused by wind erosion, or by ablation when molten fragments were thrown into the air following impact. Perhaps the most enchanting of all meteorite-related collectibles, Libyan Desert Glass is now extremely difficult to obtain, as removing material from the site is prohibited by the Egyptian government.

The ancient pectoral pictured at left belonged to Tutankhamun, and the yellow scarab is carved from Libyan Desert Glass, giving this striking meteoritic material a unique link to Egypt and to humanity's distant past. [Photo © BBC]

These outstanding specimens came from a colleague who has close ties with Egypt. They were acquired years ago, before the ban on hunting was enacted by the Egyptian government. Please note the exceptional translucency and fine character of these pieces. High quality Libyan Desert Glass specimens are graded by their clarity, shape and color. These superb specimens have the best clarity of any I've ever offered for sale. If you want a good piece of desert glass, get it now. I doubt I will be able to acquire comparable specimens in the future.

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LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 21.9 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
21.9 grams

New Listing This elongated, yet blocky, individual has a distinct scoop on one face. It reminds us of a worry stone, perfect for carrying in the pocket.

40 mm x 30 mm x 19 mm
$108.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 25.4 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
25.4 grams

New Listing A lovely individual with sloping face and gentle wind erosional features.

46 mm x 32 mm x 16 mm
$127.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 69.4 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
69.4 grams

This fine individual has just a hint of a green hue and one face (far left) is absolutely covered in fine, overlapping pseudo regmaglypts. Excellent!
66 mm x 49 mm x 32 mm
$347.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 73.3 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
73.3 grams

Good individual with bright, shiny surface and appealing angular features.


60 mm x 48 mm x 33 mm
$382.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 76.3 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
76.3 grams

Nice honey-colored individual with a deep wind-formed indentation on one face.

59 mm x 43 mm x 30 mm
$367.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 258.7 Grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
258.7 grams

An exceptional, disk-shaped with small psuedo-regmaglypts and just a hint of caliche on one face. This palm-sized piece is simply stunning!
81 mm x 82 mm x 35 mm
$1,200.00

Extremely rare green LDG specimen with "streaks" or Crystobalite inclusions
Probably less than 1 in 1,000 Libyan Desert Glass specimens display a clear green tint. These lovely examples are among the most colorful and striking we've ever come across. Research work by noted impact specialist Dr. Alain Carion, and others, has determined that the gray streaks within these specimens contain traces of the original meteorite x—frozen forever in natural green glass. A rare and intriguing collectible.
 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 426.9 grams
Excellent specimen with green/gray streaks

New listing A solid specimen with blocky shape, intriguing surface features and wonderful smoky green hue. This individual has banding caused by remnant pieces of the impactor. And a textural difference clearly displaying subsurface (less polished and small depressions) versus above surface (polished and larger depressions) features. Such a great piece!
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426.9 grams  96 mm x 89 mm x 73 mm

$1,708.00


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