Image: Impactite: Libyan glass
Impactite: Libyan glass (5 cm x 4 cm). Libyan Desert, Egypt.
- S Humphreys
- © Australian Museum
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.