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Libyan Desert Glass Area, New Valley, Egypti
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Libyan Desert Glass AreaArea
New ValleyGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 23' 59'' North , 25° 17' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.40000,25.30000
GeoHash:G#: ss9brxyvs
Locality type:Area
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The strewnfield of the impact glass called Libyan Desert Glass covers 6500 km² and lies between the Great Sand Sea near the Koufra Oasis in southwest Egypt and the N'Giffel-Khabir-Plateau (Gilf Kebir) close to the Egypt-Libyan border.

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African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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8 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminium
Formula: Al
Reference: Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Inclusions in "Libyan desert glass".
Reference: Yasunori Miura (2009) Metamorphosed calcium carbonates in sea-impact glass LDSG. 2009 Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, R7-03.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rock Currier
'Libyan Desert Glass'
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_desert_glass; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCstenglas
Moissanite
Formula: SiC
Description: NaCl-bearing SiC, as inclusions in "Libyan desert glass".
Reference: Yasunori Miura (2009) Metamorphosed calcium carbonates in sea-impact glass LDSG. 2009 Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, R7-03.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Belyanin, G. A., Kramers, J. D., Andreoli, M. A., Greco, F., Gucsik, A., Makhubela, T. V., ... & Wiedenbeck, M. (2017). Petrography of the carbonaceous, diamond-bearing stone “Hypatia” from southwest Egypt: A contribution to the debate on its origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Aluminium1.AA.05Al
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Moissanite1.DA.SiC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Lechatelierite4.DA.30SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Libyan Desert Glass'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Aluminium1.1.1.5Al
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Moissanite1.3.8.1SiC
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iron-Fe
Lechatelierite-SiO2
'Libyan Desert Glass'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MoissaniteSiC
C GraphiteC
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O LechatelieriteSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
AlAluminium
Al AluminiumAl
SiSilicon
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
Si MoissaniteSiC
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe IronFe
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg

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- S. Tosson et al. (1974), Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 97, 27-39.

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