Moldavite – Tektite from South Bohemia – 2.9 grams


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This moldavite tectite  is from South Bohemia, Bohemia, Czech Republic. The tectites from this area have a unique green color. They were created approximately 14.7 million years ago when a giant meteorite impacted the earth near modern day Nordinger Ries. The liquefied crust, caused by the impact, was ejected into the atmosphere and then fell back to earth in a broad pattern extending hundreds of square miles. As the molten material fell splatter patterns and other aerodynamic surfaces were created on the pieces as they cooled. They are similar to volcanic glass or obsidian in make up. This piece displays well from all angles. It has dynamic aerodynamic surfaces and edges. It has a rich green color and a nice translucency.. It weighs 2.9 grams and it measures 23 x 15 x 8 mm.

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Weight3 oz