Mysterious Gemstones Found In King Tut's Tomb

Carter identified the gemstone at first as chalcedony, a common variety of the mineral quartz

LDG is composed of almost pure silicon-dioxide

It is among the rarest minerals on Earth

The origin of the dessert glass has long eluded geologists

The supposed crater, tentatively named El Bahr Crater, is approximately 327 meters wide

The shape resembles a typical impact crater, like the famous Meteor Crater in Arizona