Libyan desert glass pendant / new - 37.5×21×9.8 mm - 7.6 g - (1)

Libyan desert glass pendant / new - 37.5×21×9.8 mm - 7.6 g - (1)

Pendant Libyan desert glass / new
925 sterling silver with Libyan desert glass
leather strap (100 cm)

The origin of desert glass is uncertain. Meteoritic origins have long been considered possible, and recent research links the glass to impact features, such as zircon-breakdown, vaporized quartz and meteoritic metals, and to an impact crater.Some geologists associate the glass with radiative melting from meteoric large aerial bursts, making it analogous to trinitite created from sand exposed to the thermal radiation of a nuclear explosion. Libyan Desert glass has been dated as having formed about 26 million years ago. It was knapped[citation needed] and used to make tools during the Pleistocene.

Dimensions: 37.5 x 21.0 x 9.8 mm

Totalweight: 38 ct / 7.6 g (without leather strap)

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Lot details
Number of items
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Libyan desert glass
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
pendant / new
925 Sterling Silver
37.5×21×9.8 mm
7.6 g
Origin (Country)
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