A phenomenal impactite specimen with layered white insta-rock interior and the most stunning glossy black exterior shell. The shell does not completely cover the insta-rock, providing tantalizing glimpses of the sharply contrasting white interior to the glossy black exterior. The black splash material is almost iridescent and has a plastic-like appearance, with stringers of material folded along the specimen giving it a rough appearance. You can almost visualize the force of the impact when inspecting this specimen. I can't say enough about the black exterior and how amazing it is. Simply spectacular.
Please note - very few of the pieces of this collection have this plastic-like stringer appearance to the black splash material exterior coating; the majority of which are remaining in my personal collection, two others have already gone into another private collection, not many more will be made available. This price of this piece, though the size of a grape, reflects the unusual aspect of this specimen.
This Wabar impactite individual measures 26 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm and weighs just 2.6 grams.
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Wabar material from the famed meteorite impact in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in southern Saudi Arabia. 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.