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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

Lot 3389 Details

Description
A large natural desert glass tektite showing the original surfaces, lightly polished by the desert winds and resulting from an ancient meteorite impact with the silica sands. Cf. Bonewitz, Dr Ronald L., Rocks & Minerals, 2005, p.75 for information on tektites. Desert glass tektites are produced when the energy displaced by a meteorite impact with the silica sands results in melting and fusion. This specimen has a pale yellowish colour and exhibits a fine translucency, making this a magical material. 68.95 grams, 75mm (3"). Ex Heri collection, West Sussex, UK; found Sahara Desert, Libya. [No Reserve]
Condition
Very fine condition.
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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

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£60
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£80
Sep 09, 2018
Starting Price
£5
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3389: Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

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Est.
£60
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£80
Starting Price
£5
TimeLine Auctions - Antiquities, Day 6
Sun, Sep 09, 2018 04:00 AM
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Lot 3389 Details

Description
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A large natural desert glass tektite showing the original surfaces, lightly polished by the desert winds and resulting from an ancient meteorite impact with the silica sands. Cf. Bonewitz, Dr Ronald L., Rocks & Minerals, 2005, p.75 for information on tektites. Desert glass tektites are produced when the energy displaced by a meteorite impact with the silica sands results in melting and fusion. This specimen has a pale yellowish colour and exhibits a fine translucency, making this a magical material. 68.95 grams, 75mm (3"). Ex Heri collection, West Sussex, UK; found Sahara Desert, Libya. [No Reserve]
Condition
...
Very fine condition.

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