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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info


 
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42.2 grams. 70 x 55 x 18 mm.   Desert Glass

Found in the area of the red marker below.




 


MPOD writes:
This piece - a gift from a friend - has lots of christobalites, which are small white inclusions about 1/2 mm in size. They appear black in the first two photos.

There are 2 creases that contain grains of Libyan Desert Sand. One is easily visible in photo 4, just right of the vertical center line and directly across from the little rainbow-y things about 1/3 of the way down on the right. It contains about 10 grains.

The color rendition in photos 1, 2 and 3 is pretty close - light coke bottle green except in the the thicker areas. Photo 4 is an "art shot" that suddenly appeared in the camera when I was moving the light around.

The specimen has been sliced and polished flat to create one face, something you don't often see with LDG. Sadly, it's beyond my abilities to photograph:(


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Steve Brittenham
 8/27/2020 5:08:28 PM
I love christablites in LDG, and your price really shows them well. I'm sure part of it is the piece, but your photography really does a great job of featuring them too!
John Divelbiss
 8/27/2020 2:13:31 PM
pic #4 looks like rock candy...natural light-bender
Benjamin P. Sun
 8/27/2020 4:33:21 AM
Part of an ancient (impact)explosion captured in time. Amazing.
 

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