W E L C O M E
This website is all about
Libyan Desert Glass
and more ...
Please note that I moved from Switzerland to Jakarta - Indonesia. I ship now from here with EMS Indonesian postal service.
This website will not be updated anymore. I'm working on a new website which should go online in 2020.
If you have any questions or like to pre-order something, please contact me any time.
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.
Click on the picture below to enlarge
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"
Amazing new Meteorite specimens and
50th anniversary ALLENDE METEORITE
Here the link to my Facebook page where you find a video and new pictures.
SIKHOTE ALIN IRON METEORITE
ESQUEL METEORITE SLICE - PALLASITE
ALLENDE METEORITE FULL SLICE - CHONDRITE CV 3
LIBYAN DESERT GLASS - TEKTITE - INDIVIDUAL
N E W
I list here irregularly new amazing specimens.
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
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
Please scroll down
AND ON MY WEBSITE
BEST QUALITY METEORITES
INDIVIDUALS - SLICES AND END CUTS OF
CHONDRITES - IRONS - LUNAR AND MARS METEORITES
LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
3D SPACE POSTCARDS
AMAZING SPACE AND PLANETARY POST CARDS AND MAGNET PADS
NASA APOLLO 12 MISSION
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
JEWELRY FROM AFRICA AND ASIA
FROM AN OLD COLLECTION. ALL PURCHASED ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO IN AFRICA AND ASIA. GENUINE ARTIFACTS AND JEWELRY.
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.
TWANNBERG METEORITE no. 474
(found 29 April 2016 - better one than nothing :-)
"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
" THE TWANNBERG EXPERIENCE "
BY ANDREAS KOPPELT
READ THE FULL STORY IN THE
"SPACE ROCKS" MAGAZINE
There's two kinds of people.
Those with loaded guns and those who dig !
courtesy of Sergey Vasiliev
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
I started collecting Desert Glass and Pseudomorphs from the White Desert when living in Egypt from 1997 to 2002.
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.