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AA+ Libyan Desert Glass - Rare piece w White Cristobalite Spherules

AA+ Libyan Desert Glass - Rare piece w White Cristobalite Spherules

Dimension: 24mm x 20mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.31g, 6.55ct

This exceptionally beautiful clear specimen has inclusions of white cristobalite spherules "Snow Balls" within. You can clearly see the beautiful splash elongated bubbles. Stunning! amazing piece!

Libyan Desert Glass is the purest natural silica glass ever found on earth.

The glass is generally yellow in color. It can be very clear or it can be milky, and they contain tiny bubbles, white wisps, and on rare pieces inky black swirls.

On December 29, 1932 Patrick Clayton, a British explorer, discovered a mysterious yellow-green glass scattered across the surface in an area of western Egypt, at the edge of the Libyan Sand See, one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on earth. Ever since, Libyan Desert Glass has fascinated scientists, who puzzled over its formation.

Libyan Desert Glass is a natural glass composed of nearly pure silica (98 wt %), the purest natural glass in the world. This purity gives the glass some remarkable properties. It can be heated up to 1700° C before it begins to melt, over 500°C higher than other natural glasses. It can be dropped into water when red hot and it will not disintegrate. The formation of this glass, because of its unusual composition has for long been considered as mysterious.

Some of the glass has inclusions like bubbles, spherules of cristobalite (a high temperature silica polymorph), and rarely dark streaks. Chemical analyses of these dark inclusions show that they are enriched in meteoritic elements, with typical chondritic proportions. So the best explanation for these observations is that the glass results from a meteorite impact on a silica-rich target.

The glass can be milky from thousands of bubbles or gem quality with almost no impurities.

Libyan Desert Glass was formed 29 million years ago, very likely when an asteroid or comet hit the surface of the earth like a huge atomic bomb, unleashing enough destructive force to liquefy the rocks, sand and dirt at ground zero.

The crater marking the original impact site has not yet been discovered. It‘s possible that it is under millions of tons of sand or it erroded away over the millions of years. Another possibility is that an event, similar to the explosion of an asteroid or comet that knocked down nearly a thousand square miles of trees in the Tunguska region in Siberia on June 30, 1908. A similar, much larger, atmospheric explosion could have created a fireball that would be large and hot enough to fuse surface materials to glass, much like the first atomic explosion generated green glass at the Trinity site in 1945.

In 1998 an Italian scientist, Vincenzo de Michele, visited the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and noticed that one of King Tutankhamun’s jeweled breastplates contained a carved scarab that looked suspiciously like a piece of the glass. A simple optical measurement confirmed that it was made of Libyan Desert Glass!

Metaphysical Properties of LDG

Libyan Desert Glass is a transformational stone that offers up powerful enhancing energies that directly resonate with one’s solar plexus, sacral, and third eye chakra. As one begins their own personal journey with this strange desert glass, exceptional qualities of oneself will rise from within and begin to shine. Your personal will, will soon undertake a “rebirthing” effect and be revitalized with true interstellar powers. One will notice the increased amount of control they have over themselves and their decision making abilities. Libyan Desert Glass helps one through their own ascension process and attunes their energies to that of the ether. These are the most powerful realms we humans can visit and they are filled with endless knowledge of the history of life and human existence. Once one begins to channel the true capabilities of this E.T. stone, only then can you understand the many levels this stone is able to offer you. Above all else, it will force the necessary growth on your mind, body, and spirit.

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