Specimen #2517

Name: Libyan Desert Glass

Type: Meteorite

Locality: Libya

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 5.8 x 3.0 x 3.2 cm

Weight: 43

Acquired: 2013-08-09

Source: The Crystal Circle

Label: N

Comment: While clearly associated with meteors, its not know if it is formed from the actual impact or from radiative melting for aerial bursts. In any case, it has been dated to 26 million years ago. Interesting article: http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/197905/desert.glass-an.enigma.htm The main mineral represented is natural fused, X-ray amorphous silica: Lechatelierite

Minerals: Lechatelierite (SiO2)

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Libyan Desert Glass, Libya - 5.8 x 3.0 x 3.2 cm