Image: Impactite: Libyan glass

Impactite: Libyan glass

Impactite: Libyan glass (5 cm x 4 cm). Libyan Desert, Egypt.

Photographer:
S Humphreys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Sometimes a yellow glass made from fused quartz sand is found in desert areas, 'Libyan glass' from the Libyan desert being a well-known example. Such examples are probably a result of an impact, but there may not be direct evidence of associated craters.

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