Libyan Desert Glass (LDG), is a tektite found in the Sahara deserts of Western Egypt, near the Libyan border. No one is positive about how this tektite has formed. Some research suggests the impact of a meteorite may have caused it. The heat and pressure from this impact would have melted the silica through radiation, similar to the thermal radiation present in a nuclear explosion. Another theory is the bursting of an asteroid as it passes through Earth's atmosphere. Because these specimens are almost pure silica, it would take temperatures over 1600 °C.
LDG, also referenced as Libyan Gold Tektite and Great Sand Sea Glass, was formed around 26 million years ago. LDG is thought to have been knapped to make tools, similar to those made of obsidian. It has been found in many ancient Egyptian artifacts. Metaphysically, this tektite is thought to bring out the best qualities of a person. It helps with self-control and decision-making abilities.
Size: 1.4 in. (Longest Measurement)
Weight: 9 grams
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