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LDG   contributed by Scott McGregor, IMCA 8154   MetBul Link
 
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73.5 gram, 39.8mm sphere.   Desert Glass

Found in the area of the red marker below.





From Wikipedia:
Libyan Desert Glass is an impactite, made mostly of lechatelierite found in areas in the eastern Sahara, in the deserts of eastern Libya and western Egypt. The origin of desert glass is uncertain. Meteoritic origins have long been considered possible, and recent research links the glass to impact features, such as zircon-breakdown, vaporized quartz and meteoritic metals, and to an impact crater. Some geologists associate the glass with radiative melting from meteoric large aerial bursts, making it analogous to trinitite created from sand exposed to the thermal radiation of a nuclear explosion. Libyan Desert glass has been dated as having formed about 29 million years ago.


 


Scott writes:
Pics 1&2 normal lighting, pics 3&4 sky backlit to show translucence, and video to show layers, depth and schiller effect.


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Ralph A. Croning
 2/24/2021 9:08:11 PM
Nice. But I was wondering how wonderful the as-found piece would have looked. I have never been a fan of spheres. Just seems a waste of out-of-this-world stuff.
Steve Brittenham
 2/24/2021 12:54:14 PM
Nice sphere! The video and pictures really show it off well.
Mendy M Ouzillou
 2/24/2021 10:05:58 AM
Scott, beautiful sphere. Looks very "planetary".
Scott McGregor
 2/24/2021 8:49:43 AM
Sorry, forgot to add: 39.8mm, 74 grams
Alexander Natale
 2/24/2021 5:51:22 AM
Nice LDG Sphere and presentation.
 

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