Libyan Desert Glass

Libyan Desert Glass


      Libyan Desert Glass, also known as Libyan Gold Tektite, is a rare and ancient tektite that formed approximately 29 million years ago. Tektites are a natural glass that form when a meteorite strikes the Earth’s surface; melting and vaporizing the surrounding rock, when it cools it forms glass. Libyan Desert Glass is found in one of the most isolated and barren parts of the world, scattered across the eastern Sahara Desert in Egypt and Libya. The Sahara Desert is the hottest and largest desert in the world; spanning over 3.6 million square miles (9.2 million square kilometers). 

      Composed of nearly pure silica known as Lechatelierite, Libyan Desert Glass was formed by temperatures above 3100° FLibyan Desert Glass' beautiful and distinctive yellow-green color is attributed to the sand and rocks that melted during the impact, as well as trace elements like iron and nickel.

      Ancient Egyptians named Libyan Desert Glass the "Rock of God" and believing it to hold profound healing and protective powers. They used Libyan Desert Glass to craft jewelry, beads, pendants, weapons, tools, talismans and other ornamental objects. Libyan Desert Glass was often carved into scarabs to be worn as amulets for protection and good luck. An elaborate pendant with a Libyan Desert Glass scarab was found in King Tutankhamun's tomb, believed to help him transition into the afterlife.

      Libyan Desert Glass is an enchanting gem of abundance, empowerment, manifestation and harmony. It makes a great alternative to Moldavite, as it has a similar energy but less intense. Libyan Desert Glass raises your vibration to allow you to connect with higher levels of consciousness and higher realms. It's one of my favorite crystals for manifesting abundance and astral travel. Libyan Desert Glass connects you to cosmic wisdom and can be used to open portals. Treasured by Ancient Egyptians for its protective properties, Libyan Desert Glass creates a powerful shield of protection around the aura. Libyan Desert Glass is the perfect stone for star seeds and those who wish to unlock the wisdom of the cosmos.

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