Moldavite-Tektite, Czech Republic-Besednik , genuine Moldavite 50-gram LOT
Moldavite-Tektite, Czech Republic-Besednik / Found: 1787 / This listing is for mixes sizes.
( In this lot the size range per piece is 8-Gram to 12-Gram average )
Moldavite is the only tektites in the world to be recognized as a gemstone
Moldavite is a green tektite. A tektite is an impact glass, created due to the impact of a meteorite with the earth's crust. It is believed that the meteorite that created the Ries Kessel (a massive 15 mile diameter crater), 120 miles away in Germany "splashed," hot material into the atmosphere that cooled as it fell back to Earth. This impact material, landed across a relatively small (10 to 15 square mile) area in the current Czech Republic. This impact event is dated around 15 million years ago. Moldavite miners must dig holes to access this old layer in which the Moldavite is found. Moldavite is typically quite small, with the largest pieces generally available, weighing between 30 to 50 grams (up to 6-7 cm long). Moldavite is valued for its size (larger pieces are much rarer), condition (lack of damage), an attractive green color, and how textured, or "spikey," the surface is.
Moldavite is a member of the Tektite group of natural glasses formed from interplanetary collisions.
Moldavite (Czech: Vltavín) is an olive-green or dull greenish vitreous substance possibly formed by a meteorite impact in southern Germany (Nördlinger Ries), which would make it one kind of tektite.
Stones vary slightly in shape and color saturation due to the natural state in which they were formed. Our moldavite comes from a very trusted source in the Czech Republic, authenticity is of importance to us.
Picture is example ONLY | Please allow for some natural variation in size and shape.
This listing is for a fifty (50) gram lot of Moldavite.
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