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Libyan Desert Glass Tektite - Transparent Yellow, 18g, 4.8cm on Longest Edge

Libyan Desert Glass Tektite - Transparent Yellow, 18g, 4.8cm on Longest Edge

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
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Description

Key features: Transparent yellow, medium clarity, rippled texture.

These minerals of enigmatic origin are scattered across the Great Sand Sea of Northern Africa, including parts of Egypt and Libya. Desert glass is indeed naturally occurring glass - the crystalline structure of the desert sand has been completely erased, leaving a beautiful, smooth, transparent glass in its place.

There are several theories as to the origin of desert glass, including meteorite impacts or large aerial bursts, which instantly superheated and melted the desert sands and left desert glass fragments scattered throughout the area. But, geologists have yet to come to a firm conclusion on the precise source.

My samples of desert glass range in size from a few grams to a few kilograms, in colour from the quintessential yellow to an orange-tinged yellow to a brilliant olive green, and come in a variety of textures.

Pricing is calculated based on a combination of weight, clarity, and colour. I encourage you to order multiple pieces in one go, as I am happy to combine multiple items into a single shipment to save you money on shipping costs.
Key features: Transparent yellow, medium clarity, rippled texture.

These minerals of enigmatic origin are scattered across the Great Sand Sea of Northern Africa, including parts of Egypt and Libya. Desert glass is indeed naturally occurring glass - the crystalline structure of the desert sand has been completely erased, leaving a beautiful, smooth, transparent glass in its place.

There are several theories as to the origin of desert glass, including meteorite impacts or large aerial bursts, which instantly superheated and melted the desert sands and left desert glass fragments scattered throughout the area. But, geologists have yet to come to a firm conclusion on the precise source.

My samples of desert glass range in size from a few grams to a few kilograms, in colour from the quintessential yellow to an orange-tinged yellow to a brilliant olive green, and come in a variety of textures.

Pricing is calculated based on a combination of weight, clarity, and colour. I encourage you to order multiple pieces in one go, as I am happy to combine multiple items into a single shipment to save you money on shipping costs.

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I do my best to strike a balance with the photos I take. The photos I take are in very direct, ideal lighting to best illustrate the clarity and unique colouration of each piece. Please do be aware that colours will not look as vibrant in all lighting conditions.
Of course! If you order more than one piece, I will immediately refund any shipping overages. You only pay for shipping once per order, not for each piece.
I am always willing to work something out for you. While I do not have access to commercial shipping rates, I can offer slower shipping and/or shipping with tracking to bring the cost down. Send me a message after you've placed your order, and I'll be sure to refund any shipping overages.
I categorize all of my tektites into three main colours - yellow, orange, and green. Please do note that these colours are somewhat relative. While green pieces do tend to be a deep green, yellow and orange pieces are more similar to each other. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the colour of a specific piece you're interested in.

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