'Tektite' is the generic name for glassy minerals formed by the impact of a comet, asteroid or meteoroid
Egyptian / Libyan Desert Glass
is found in the Gilf-el-Kebir, a
remote region on the border of the
two countries. The glass, which
has been highly-prized since
ancient times, was formed by the
explosion of a comet high above
the desert. Dispatched in a padded
box, with bag and information sheet.
Prices from £30
Another cometary impact created
twin craters at Ries and Stenheim
in Germany: iron-tinted green glass
was projected into the valley of the
Moldau River, where today it is
mined as Moldavite. Increasingly
r are - and frequently faked - this
beautiful material is available
as pendants from £40
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