IMPACTITES FOR SALE
Impactites include impact glasses, tektites, impact breccias, and shatter cones, and are terrestrial rocks that have been altered or created by the heat and pressure of a meteorite impact. Impactites are sometimes all that remains of ancient meteoritic events from which the meteorites themselves — and sometimes even the crater — have disappeared.

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
These outstanding specimens came from a colleague who has close ties with Egypt. They were acquired years ago, before the ban on hunting was enacted by the Egyptian government. Please note the exceptional translucency and fine character of these pieces. High quality Libyan Desert Glass specimens are graded by their clarity, shape and color. These superb specimens have the best clarity of any I've ever offered for sale. If you want a good piece of desert glass, get it now. I doubt I will be able to acquire comparable specimens in the future.
Libyan Desert Glass (sometimes referred to as Egypt or Egyptian Desert Glass) is a rare and beautiful impact glass, found in only one remote location on Earth, near the Libyan/Egyptian border. It is associated with an ancient meteorite impact, which occurred somewhere in the North African deserts. Quality specimens are translucent, and also display pseudo regmaglypts, possibly caused by wind erosion, or by ablation when molten fragments were thrown into the air following impact. Perhaps the most enchanting of all meteorite-related collectibles, Libyan Desert Glass is now extremely difficult to obtain, as removing material from the site is prohibited by the Egyptian government.

The ancient pectoral pictured at left belonged to Tutankhamun, and the yellow scarab is carved from Libyan Desert Glass, giving this striking meteoritic material a unique link to Egypt and to humanity's distant past. [Photo © BBC]

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 30.1 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

An elongated specimen with deep scoops on three faces. A portion of the piece has a milky appearance versus the remainder with a clear pale yellow.

30.1 grams 
52 mm x 31 mm x 26 mm

$150.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 33.9 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

Excellent individual with intriguing, relatively, flat and smooth 'base' rising over well-sculptured sides to a pointed peak.

33.9 grams 
44 mm x 43 mm x 37 mm

$170.00

 

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 55.6 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert

Stunning pale yellow specimen with rough exterior texture. Unusual gem-like luster to this relatively transparent piece. Arresting!

55.6 grams 
61 mm x 47 mm x 20 mm

$278.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 73.3 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
73.3 grams

Good individual with bright, shiny surface and appealing angular features.


60 mm x 48 mm x 33 mm
$382.00

LIBYAN DESERT GLASS 258.7 grams
Impact glass   Libyan Desert
258.7 grams

An exceptional, disk-shaped with small pseudo-regmaglypts and just a hint of caliche on one face. This palm-sized piece is simply stunning!
81 mm x 82 mm x 35 mm
$1,200.00



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MOLDAVITES
Moldavite mine in Czech Republic

Moldavites are stunning rich green impact glasses created by the heat and pressure of an ancient meteorite impact. They are found in a very few areas within Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic, and the Republic of Moldova, which gives these captivating impactites their name. Some experts believe that moldavites are associated with the Nordlinger Ries impact crater event. If that is correct it would make them approximately 15 million years old. While most impact specialists believe moldavites were created from melted terrestrial matter, they do display some characteristics associated with meteorites.

Mining in the Czech Republic (see photo at left) has depleted the supply of quality specimens and a limited amount of material is available on the consumer market. Moldavites have a hardness rating of 5.5 and are often faceted for use in jewelry. When cut and polished, their deep green color is reminiscent of emeralds and peridot.

MOLDAVITE 84.0 carats
Impact glass   Czech Republic
84.0 carats

Elongated shape with a deep 'v' gives this specimen a unique and intriguing appearance. Add to that excellent color and transparency (and that it looks like a penguin) and you have quite the conversation piece.
53 mm x 27 mm x 15 mm $252.00


 

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