1.21" Green Moldavite Tektite (8 g) - Czech Republic

This is a new addition to the FossilEra website! It's an authentic moldavite tektite specimen that was collected in the Czech Republic. It has beautiful green coloration and excellent translucency.

This specimen measures 1.21" wide and weighs 8 grams.

About Moldavite - A Rare Tektite

Moldavite is a tektite, a projectile glass formed as tterrestrial silicates were super-heated, thrown into the air, and rapidly cooled after a meteorite impact. Moldavites themselves may be as old as 15 million years old. Moldavite glass often appears as a translucent forest green, though it can occur in lighter shades of olive green and, occasionally, yellow-green. True moldavite is exceptionally rare, occurring only across central Europe, primarily the Czech Republic and Germany. The Ries and Steinheim Impact Craters are thought to be the birthplace of moldavite, as location and age are consistent across the glass and craters. Because of its rarity, moldavite is often replicated, so finding real, authentic moldavite is difficult.
Moldavite (Lechatelierite)
Czech Republic
1.21 x .9 x .37"