LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
THE HOGUP TRADE COMPANY
Libyan/Egyptian Desert Glass
Libyan desert glass (LDG), or great sand sea glass is a substance found in areas in the Libyan Desert. Fragments of desert glass can be found over large areas, up to tens of thousands of kilometers.
The origin of the glass is a controversial issue for the scientific community, with many evolving theories. Meteoritic origins for the glass were long suspected, and recent research linked the glass to impact mechanics, such as vaporized quartz and meteoritic metals, and to an impact crater. Some geologists associate the glass not with impact melt ejected, but with the melting from meteoric large aerial burst. Libyan desert glass has been dated as having formed about 26 million years ago. It was knapped and used as a tool during the Pleistocene Era and used by the ancient Egyptians for jewelry. An Example of which was discovered in King Tut's pectoral pendant.
This outstanding example is 3 1/4" by 2 1/2" by 3/4" thick. It has what appears to be small specs of meteorite imbedded in it. Please view photos for condition of the example. More photos upon request.
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3) RETURNS: Item must be received back in the same condition as sent. A %100 refund for items found not to be authentic, this includes your authentication fees (provide original kill letter from authenticator) and shipping costs to and from authenticator, all other reasons refund made less S/H/I. We try to type each piece as best we can, but it is up to you the buyer to view the photos provided or ask for more to make the final determination as to what type of point, pottery, basket, or anything else you are buying is. If you return any artifact that has not been looked at by a qualified authenticator , your refund will be less S/H/I and any associated fees.
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