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Raven’s Ultra Rare MASSIVE Libyan Desert Glass Mineral Specimen
An extremely rare find in the incredible size!
It was a part of Raven & Ravenia’s personal collection.
This is a MASSIVE top quality Libyan Desert Glass Museum Quality Specimen. An extremely unusual find in the lapidary trade, with most pieces being extremely flat and small. Typically the specimens are not suitable for carving three dimensional shapes like this. However, a very fortunate acquisition of a mammoth-sized specimen was acquired for the carving of a few very special pieces! Chances of it ever happening again are slim-to-none!
Without any doubt, this is an awesome piece!
A Massive size, especially considering the material is ordinarily only thumbnail size at best.
Size: 102 x x 80 x 70 mm or 4" x 3.15" x 2.75"
Weight: 1.23 Lb or 556 grams, equivalent to 2780 carats.
Libyan Desert Glass is a natural glass composed of nearly pure silica (approx. 98%). Because of its unusual composition, the formation of this glass had for a long time been considered mysterious. Chemical analyses show that the glass is locally enriched in meteoritic elements, with typical chondritic proportions. The only explanation for these observations is that Libyan Desert Glass results from a meteorite impact on a silica-rich target. Making Libyan Desert glass a Tektite very similar in fromation to Moldavite. This material is found in the Libyan Desert, also known as Great Sand Sea or Western Desert. An African desert that is located in the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert and occupies southwestern Egypt, eastern Libya, and northwestern Sudan.
Metaphysically, Libyan Desert Glass is an extremely unusual, and highly energetic stone. It is known as The Stone of Fortune, Curiousity, and Learning. It is thought to bestow good luck upon those that possess it, especially in the areas of finance and business affairs. It stimulates the intellect and aids learning by encouraging a child-like curiousity in the user. Lybian Desert Glass exudes a very refreshing energy that makes it nearly impossible to put down!
Amazing stuff on many levels!
Libyan Desert Glass vibrates to the numbers four and six and it is associated with the Astrological signs of Gemini, Leo, and Scorpio.