Is Baja Desert Glass from Mexico the same as Libyan Desert Glass?

by Shawn London
(Baja Mexico North )

Baja Desert Glass

Baja Desert Glass

My story is about a Desert Glass that challenges known facts about where Libyan Desert Glass can be found. My story may be a bit short but still it is worth hearing. I live in Baja Mexico on the pacific coast side close to the border of San Diego California. I recently went out riding my motorcycle in the sand dunes here in Northern Bajs at a place called Cantamar.

This is where the pacific jet-stream (the continuous stream of wind that blows from way up north to the south) collides with the jet-stream that blows from the southern point of baja north. It causes giant sand dunes to form along the beach, stretching inland only about a mile.

When you stop in the middle to take a look ahead or behind, you still feel lost and all alone in a vast desert with only sand to be seen in all directions... except I did see something else! In fact the reason why I stopped in the first place, was this blinding light that kept reflecting off something in the sand. It was like someone was trying to blind me with a mirror or something

So I got off my bike, and walked towards the reflecting object, only expecting it to disappear like the the puddles of water that you constantly see up ahead, only to have them vanish the closer your approach. But I was wrong, so, bending down I picked up the piece of glass and knew exactly what it was, except I was nowhere near Libya, so how do you explain this piece of glass here... see picture attached.

I now wonder if its time to rewrite the name of this stone. Is Libya the only location where this yellow stone is found? It also makes me wonder if its really formed the way scientists believe. The odds of a big enough meteor hitting here and causing the same glass is very slim to say the least. Interesting?

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I too found something like desert glass in Mexico
by: Luis

When I was about 10 years old and my little brother was 6 we were walking around the Linda vista neighborhood in Monterey Mexico. My brother said he saw something fall from the sky. We went looking for whatever it might have been. In a small field I found a large piece of what looked like a yellow glass rock. I gave it to my aunt to hold for me and by the time our summer vacation was over I had forgot about it.

As an adult I would think about it once in a while but thought it was a kids adventure that we had imagined and exaggerated. During my visit last year it occurred to me to ask my cousin if she remembered that story. Without hesitation she reached behind a cabinet and handed me the glass stone. This was 40 years later. The only thing I can find that looks like it is Libyan Desert Glass.

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