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 15.8 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

New listing A compact individual with a deep gemmy yellow color. Small pseduo-regmaglypts dot the exterior.

15.8 grams 
36 mm x 27 mm x 24 mm

$95.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 30.1 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

New listing An elongated specimen with deep scoops on three faces. A portion of the piece has a milky appearance versus the remainder with a clear pale yellow.

30.1 grams 
52 mm x 31 mm x 26 mm

$150.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 33.9 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

New listing Excellent individual with intriguing, relatively, flat and smooth 'base' rising over well-sculptured sides to a pointed peak.

33.9 grams 
44 mm x 43 mm x 37 mm

$170.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 36.8 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

New listing Striking shape consisting of gentle curved sides transitioning into a sharp edged 'fin'. This gem of a piece seems to glow from the inside. Phenomenal!

36.8 grams 
50 mm x 33 mm x 31 mm

$184.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 55.6 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

New listing Stunning pale yellow specimen with rough exterior texture. Unusual gem-like luster to this relatively transparent piece. Arresting!

55.6 grams 
61 mm x 47 mm x 20 mm

$278.00

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 25.5 grams
Impact glass  
Libyan Desert

New listing Liberally decorated with grey streaks of meteoritic material, this piece has an unusually dark shade of yellow. Pair that with excellent shape and multi-sized pseudo-regmaglypts and you get a must have. Simply spectacular!

25.5 grams 
42 mm x 32 mm x 24 mm

$144.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 28.7 grams
Impact glass  
Libyan Desert

New listing Heavy transitioning to delicate grey streaks transect this spectacular individual of Libyan Desert Glass. Excellent shape and varying pseudo-regmaglypts round out this piece, as this piece will round out your collection.

28.7 grams 
50 mm x 36 mm x 22 mm

$144.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 44.4 grams
Impact glass  
Libyan Desert

New listing Absolutely stunning! The flowing shape of this piece gives the impression of flight and movement. Distinct grey streaks run through multiple locations. One of our new favorite pieces.

44.4 grams 
55 mm x 32 mm x 28 mm

$222.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 149.0 grams
Impact glass  
Libyan Desert

New listing A significant specimen with excellent shape, deep "burrow", psudo-regmaglypts, and just a hint of grey streaks. All you could want in a Libyan Desert Glass.

149.0 grams 
104 mm x 49 mm x 42 mm

$670.00

 

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

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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