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MD-19460
Tektite (Var: Moldavite)
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Moravia (Mahren; Maehren), Czech Republic
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A rare, very glassy green moldavite with lustrous etch-pits from the type locality of Moravia, Czech Republic. Moldavite is a green natural glass, a variety of tektite, which are thought to be formed by a meteorite impact melting the local rock. Front and back photos are given. The backlit photo highlights the transparency of the crystal and the etch-pits on both faces of the crystal. 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm