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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

Lot 3453 Details

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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. 128 grams, 65mm (2 1/2"). Ex Heri collection, West Sussex, UK; found Sahara Desert, Libya. 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.
Condition
Very fine condition.
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Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

Estimate £150 - £200
Sep 09, 2018
Starting Price £130
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3453: Libyan 'Meteorite Impact' Tektite Desert Glass

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Est. £150 - £200Starting Price £130
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Lot 3453 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. 128 grams, 65mm (2 1/2"). Ex Heri collection, West Sussex, UK; found Sahara Desert, Libya. 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.
Condition
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Very fine condition.

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