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Libyan Desert Glass
Formed by a massive impact near the Libyan border with Egypt 26 million years ago, this impactite is one of the most sought after type. Some glass have white formations called cristobalites that are polymorphic formations of silicce at very high temperature. Dark parts or completely dark parts that after chemical analysis indicate parts of meteor inclusions. Therefore, the best explanation for the formation of this glass is that of a large meteor impact that melted the silicon-rich earth around it. They can have aerodynamic features similar to meteorites as a result of being thrown into the air in a molten state.
LDG is a glass of natural composition formed purely by silica glass, ever found on Earth, giving it the label of the purest glass in the world with 98 wt%. This purity gives it unique qualities. It can be heated to temperatures of up to 1700 degrees before it melts. This composition has long been studied and regarded as mystical.
According to some estimates, more than a thousand tons of Libyan desert glass are scattered across the desert in eastern Libya and western Egypt. Most are the size of small stones, but some are significant in weight and size, with the largest piece found weighing about 26 kg.
The locals in the Neolithic made glass tools, and later the Egyptians used them to make jewelry. In fact, the stone inlaid in Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s breastplate is made of Libyan desert glass. But this glass was formed long before Tutankhamun was born, about 26 million years ago.
Please read this clarifying before buying: Minimum order 100g up to 2000 g LDG Gem grade. Hand selected without broken pieces.
The pieces will be selected at random until the order is completed.
Small pieces: between 1.5g to 15g
*Clarification: the pieces have been inspected and selected but please bear in mind that there can always be some corner or small damage to the piece, always try to check the pieces before they are sent but sometimes it is inevitable to analyze each and every one of the pieces .