Description- A fantastic specimen with layered white insta-rock surrounded on three sides by a glossy black splash material coating. There is a natural hole formed in the black exterior. An amazing specimen of impactite!
Location- The meteorite impact in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in southern Saudi Arabia.
Weight- 18.7 grams
Measurements- 31 mm x 28 mm x 27 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 to the States some material. This is what remains of his collection.