Wabar Impactite with splash coating
Description- A spectacular and large Wabar impactite featuring a matte black splash exterior with a few holes revealing a white insta-rock interior. There are some small adherences to the exterior and what appears to be flow lines.
Location- The meteorite impact in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in southern Saudi Arabia.
Weight- 34.2 grams
Measurements- 72 x 48 x 28 mm
Three craters have been documented though very little material has come out of this site, and now the craters are covered over by the ever-shifting sand dunes. These pieces came from a collection that has been in storage for about 20 years; an American working in Saudi Arabia for 30 years visited the craters 3 times in the 1990s, bringing back some material. This is what remains of his collection.