Large Wabar Impactite
Description- A phenomenal impactite featuring intriguing black splash material exterior over a nicely layered white insta-rock interior. The black exterior has a rough, almost ropey appearance and is sporadic, covering only portions of the insta-rock in places, though heavy in others. One of the best specimens from the collection!
Location- The meteorite impact in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in southern Saudi Arabia.
Weight- 32.5 grams
Measurements- 45 mm x 43 mm 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 to the States some material. This is what remains of his collection.