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This website is all about

Libyan Desert Glass

Meteorites 

Pseudomorphs

Minerals

Nummulites

and more ... 

 





N E W          A V A I L A B L E


SCARABS cut from Libyan Desert Glass.

Received them a week ago from Jaipur in India. They were cut, carved and polished by hand from some specimens of my Libyan Desert Glass to this amazing looking Scarabs.

Each one is unique. Perfect to mount as jewellery. Please contact me if you are interested to purchase.

Or visit www.etsy.com where I listed some.



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In 1996 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michele spotted an unusual yellow-green gem in the middle of one of Tutankhamun's necklaces.

The jewel was tested and found to be glass, but intriguingly it is older than the earliest Egyptian civilization.

Working with Egyptian geologist Aly Barakat, they traced its origins to unexplained chunks of glass found scattered in the sand in a remote region of the Sahara Desert.

The scarab in Tutankhamun's pectoral was carved from


L I B Y A N    D E S E R T    G L A S S










COMING UP SOON

PICTURES OF MY VISIT TO THE

GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF BERNE SWITZERLAND

"HOW TO STUDY AND CLASSIFY METEORITES"






NEW 2019


Amazing new Meteorite specimens and

50th anniversary ALLENDE METEORITE

Here the link to my Facebook page where you find a video and new pictures.

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SIKHOTE ALIN IRON METEORITE


ESQUEL METEORITE SLICE - PALLASITE


ALLENDE METEORITE FULL SLICE - CHONDRITE CV 3


LIBYAN DESERT GLASS - TEKTITE - INDIVIDUAL











VERY RARE HISTORICAL ITALIAN


METEORITES


ASSISI

COLLESCIPOLI

MONTE MILONE

ORVINIO

VALDINIZZA

VIGARANO




Ex. Peter Marmet collection. Most with historical old copied Museum labels. Today it's extremely difficult to acquire most of these meteorites.










METEORITES - DESERT GLASS PSEUDOMORPHS AND MORE ON

ETSY AND EBAY




IMILAC - PALLASITE METEORITE - CUT INDIVIDUAL


I RECENTLY LIST NEW SPECIMENS ON ETSY AND EBAY. ON EBAY YOU FIND MOSTLY METEORITES AND ON ETSY HIGH QUALITY LIBYAN DESERT GLASS AND OTHER SPECIMENS FROM MY COLLECTION.


ON ETSY YOU DON'T NEED TO SUBSCRIBE TO MAKE A PURCHASE. JUST BUY AS A GUEST. ALL CURRENT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED.


STAY TUNED! ALWAYS NEW SPECIMENS AVAILABLE.


METEORITES - LIBYAN DESERT GLASS - MOLDAVITES - MINERALS - FOSSILS - ANTIQUE JEWELRY - ARTIFACTS and more







MORE ON SAHARAGEMS



TWANNBERG IRON METEORITES

TWANNBERG METEORITE WINE 2016

AMAZING 3D SPACE POSTCARDS

NASA APOLLO 12 MISSION REPRINTS

ANTIQUE ETHNOLOGICAL OBJECTS

VINTAGE JEWELRY FROM AFRICA AND ASIA


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METEORITES ON

EBAY

AND ON MY WEBSITE


BEST QUALITY METEORITES

INDIVIDUALS - SLICES AND END CUTS OF

CHONDRITES - IRONS - LUNAR AND MARS METEORITES








LIBYAN DESERT GLASS

ETSY


SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY LIBYAN DESERT GLASS







3D SPACE POSTCARDS

ETSY


AMAZING SPACE AND PLANETARY POST CARDS AND MAGNET PADS







NASA APOLLO 12 MISSION

REPRINTS


10 PICTURES FROM THE APOLLO 12 MISSION

CREW: CHARLES CONRAD - RICHARD CORDON - ALAN BEAN

LAUNCHED FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FLORIDA NOVEMBER 14, 1969


PLEASE CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED IN THIS SET OF AMAZING AND RARE HISTORICAL REPRINTS

SIZE: 36 x 28 cm


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ANTIQUE ETHNOLOGICAL

JEWELRY FROM AFRICA AND ASIA

ETSY


 FROM AN OLD COLLECTION. ALL PURCHASED ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO IN AFRICA AND ASIA. GENUINE ARTIFACTS AND JEWELRY.









ALL ABOUT

TWANNBERG

METEORITE


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TWANNBERG METEORITE WINE 2018



The Twannberg Meteorite individual specimen no. 352 - 116.8 g was placed on September 23, 2018 in a 300 litre barrel with Pinot Noir Red Wine. After about 6 months in the barrel this unique wine will be ready to bottle. It's the 3rd year in a row that the winery of Adrian Klötzli in Twann  www.kloetz.li producing Twannberg Meteorite wine. This wine is limited and only around 300 bottles will be available in spring 2019.





MY FIND

TWANNBERG METEORITE no. 474

(found 29 April 2016 - better one than nothing :-)


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TWANNBERG METEORITES FOR SALE

INDIVIDUALS - END CUT


Best price

"Get it from the finders"


 

Selection of amazing individuals and one end cut.

All tested, approved and with an official number from the

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF BERN








TWANNBERG METEORITE WINE 2016

" LIMITED EDITION "


The Twannberg Meteorite individual specimen no. 352 - 116.8 g was placed in a 300 liter barrel with Chasselas White Wine from the wine region at the lake of Biel. After six months in the barrel the wine was bottled in October 2017. We tasted some glasses recently. It's a fantastic dry white wine with a very fruity-iron note :-)


Only 300 numbered bottles are available.

Delivery only in Switzerland.


ALL SOLD OUT





E T I R O E T E M




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" THE TWANNBERG EXPERIENCE "

BY ANDREAS KOPPELT

READ THE FULL STORY IN THE

"SPACE ROCKS" MAGAZINE






TWANNBERG METEORITE

VIDEOS


There's two kinds of people.

Those with loaded guns and those who dig !


YOU DIG


courtesy of Sergey Vasiliev



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EGYPTIAN SAHARA DESERT STONES COLLECTION


Libyan Desert Glass, Pseudomorph Hematite Goethite after Marcasite, Calcite, Nummulites, Ammonites, Fulgurites, petrified Shells, Neolithic Tools, Petrified Wood and Corals, Shark Teeth, round Marbles and amazing Desert Stones in many different colors and shapes.







VIDEO OF METEORITES PURCHASED IN 2017

LINK TO FACEBOOK (click on the picture below)









RECENTLY SOLD SPECIMENS


Lunar Feldspathic Regolith Breccia





Libyan Desert Glass





ABOUT ME



I started collecting Desert Glass and Pseudomorphs from the White Desert when living in Egypt from 1997 to 2002.


Visit also the "White Desert Egypt" page with many amazing pictures of this unique and beautiful place.


I discovered Meteorites some years ago and was immediately amazed by those treasures from space. On this website I'm offering only unique and genuine pieces from my own collection or purchased from trustful sources and other IMCA members.


Between 2011 and 2014 I was working and living in Pristina, Kosovo and discovered the beautiful world of minerals originating from the well known "Trepca" mine. You will find a selection of those amazing minerals on this website as well.



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