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Item 8149 - Libyan Desert Glass Impactite Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

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A piece of Libyan Desert Glass (Egypt) impactite. The complete individual specimen weighs 89.7 grams and measures approximately 70 mm x 45 mm x 30 mm. This exquisite honey-colored translucent natural glass was formed by the heat and pressure of an ancient meteorite impact millions of years ago. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men. Libyan Desert Glass is now extremely difficult to obtain, as removing material from the site is prohibited by the Egyptian government; this material was obtained prior to the ban. The scarab beetle of Tutankhamun's pectoral pendant was carved from Libyan Desert Glass, giving this striking meteoritic material a unique link to Egypt and to humanity's distant past. Noted expert and "Meteorite Man" Geoff Notkin educates us on his adventures worldwide as a meteorite hunter in this podcast.

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