My favorite tektite is off course the magnificent Libyan Desert Glass, a.k.a. Golden tektite. Libyan Desert Glass can only be found in the Great Sand sea of Egypt. It’s a marvel of a tektite with a mystery. Since there is no crater, it’s not an impactite. Many stories go around about Libyan Desert Glass, but the most powerful statement comes from scientists who claim that a meteor exploded a mile or so above the Western Sahara, inducing enough heat to compete with the sun’s surface. This meteor melted the sand below into a 98% silica rich tektite, known as Libyan Desert glass. This happened in the remote area of the silica glass valley around 23 million years ago. The most famous piece of Libyan Desert Glass is embedded in the breastplate of Toetanchamon, in the shape of a scarab. If you would like to find some of this fine tektite, prepare yourself for at least at three day trip into the middle of nowhere, with temperatures souring over 40 degrees Celsius. But it’s worth the effort. When you find your first piece of Libyan Desert glass, your seriously hit by it’s beauty. And from there on it get’s only better. Find yourself a reliable expedition and go look for the remarkable spot on earth where the desert gives away one of it’s wonders, Libyan Desert Glass!
p.s. the moldavite on the site is tiny, but with this good quality photo you only see an even more expensive tektite then Libyan Desert Glass. I’m a little chocked by what they dare to ask for such tiny moldavite’s. The Indochine tektite is just a complementary item, like the fact that I would love to own a good piece of Darwin Glass and a version of the Australian tektite. Wishes for the future! »