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Libyan Desert Glass Area, Great Sand Sea, Western Desert, Egypt

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 28° North , 29° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~145km
Locality type:Area


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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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminium
Formula: Al
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
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
Graphite
Formula: C
Iron
Formula: Fe
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
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
'Tektite'
Reference: O'Keefe, J. A. (1966) The Origin of Tektites. Space Science Reviews, 6(2):174-221; A. M. I. Martins collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Aluminium'1.AA.05Al
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
'Moissanite'1.DA.SiC
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Lechatelierite'4.DA.30SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Libyan Desert Glass'-
'Tektite'-

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, Rocks, etc.
Iron-Fe
Lechatelierite-SiO2
'Libyan Desert Glass'-
'Tektite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DiamondC
C GraphiteC
C MoissaniteSiC
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O LechatelieriteSiO2
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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