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851: Libyan Desert Glass

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851: Libyan Desert Glass

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Libyan Desert Glass. Tektites are a mixture of earth rocks mixed with a sprinkling of meteorite material from an immense explosive event that occurred when a very large rocky meteorite vaporized before impacting the earth. The resulting mixture forms glass-like mixture. The color is usually black but it can also be green or yellow depending on the amount of silica present. This huge 935 gram (over 2 pounds) 6 x 4.5 inch large specimen of Libyan Desert Glass is unusually pristine from being buried in the Sahara sand (near the border of Libya and Egypt) with no sandblasting on the surface. It is lovely medium green color and looks somewhat like a melting candle with long crystals that are open on top and also has some of the cratered surface that is typical for Libyan Desert Glass. This is one of the largest specimens of Libyan Desert Glass ever auctioned and is dramatically mounted on a 3 inch lucite illusion stand for display.

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Estimated Value $750 - 1,000.
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851: Libyan Desert Glass

Estimate
$750
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$1,000
Dec 03, 2011
Starting Price
$350
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0851: 851: Libyan Desert Glass

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$425
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Est.
$750
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$1,000
Starting Price
$350
The Manuscript Space and Collectibles Auction
Sat, Dec 03, 2011 01:00 PM
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Lot 0851 Details

Description
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Libyan Desert Glass. Tektites are a mixture of earth rocks mixed with a sprinkling of meteorite material from an immense explosive event that occurred when a very large rocky meteorite vaporized before impacting the earth. The resulting mixture forms glass-like mixture. The color is usually black but it can also be green or yellow depending on the amount of silica present. This huge 935 gram (over 2 pounds) 6 x 4.5 inch large specimen of Libyan Desert Glass is unusually pristine from being buried in the Sahara sand (near the border of Libya and Egypt) with no sandblasting on the surface. It is lovely medium green color and looks somewhat like a melting candle with long crystals that are open on top and also has some of the cratered surface that is typical for Libyan Desert Glass. This is one of the largest specimens of Libyan Desert Glass ever auctioned and is dramatically mounted on a 3 inch lucite illusion stand for display.

Add $15 for domestic shipping.
Estimated Value $750 - 1,000.

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