Libyan Desert Glass is a substance found in areas in the eastern Sahara Desert, between the towering dunes of the Eastern Great Sand Sea of Egypt. In these dunes there are long narrow gaps where the bedrock is exposed. It is in these areas of exposed surface that this natural glass is found.
Some scientists believe Libyan Desert Glass origin was that of a tremendous asteroid or comet impact with the Earth. Furthermore, that an air burst explosion caused the release of sufficient heat to melt and fuse the surface desert sand forming it.
We have heard that the Egyptian government has stopped the hunting and export of Libyan Desert Glass so it is getting more difficult to obtain.
Libyan Desert Glass is generally yellow in color but can also be very clear or light yellow. Some fragments of this meteor glass have dark bands and swirls of brownish material. These dark areas are thought to be the melted cosmic body preserved in the meteor glass. Libyan Desert Glass was used in ancient times as a gem stone for the Pharaohs and remains a highly prized impact glass for collectors today
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