Libyan Glass
Item: Lg37.1 Dimensions: 35 x 38 x 15 mm Weight: 37.1 g
Distinctive smooth ventifacting on clear yellow impact glass make this the most attractive stone on display.
All weights & dimensions are approximate.

Libyan Glass

Country: Egypt
Region: Saharan Desert
Found: 1850
Group: Impactite
Type: Impact Glass
Total known weight: Unknown

Age: ~28.5 million years.
Ancient man used this light-colored impact glass to make tools. King Tut's burial amulet had a scarab carved from Libyan Glass. Color varies from pale yellow to light green, transparent to translucent and may contain cristobalite and other bluish inclusions. Evidence for Meteoritic origin is based in the low water content and meteoritic components.


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