A beautiful piece of translucent forest green Moldavite. The piece is darker in person that the pics show, and chunky, check the dimensions! Moldavite is a popular mineral with collectors who covet its rarity and beauty, and crystal healers who seek out its transformative properties. There is a tiny dob of hot glue on the base to help it stand upright for display. Moldavite originated due to the impact of a meteorite in the Bohemia region 15 million years ago. Some say they come from out of space but they are formed when a meteorite impacts the Earth melting sands and material into the air at great velocity. I think the creation of MOLDAVITE goes something like this…
Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic.
3.6cm x 1.1cm x 0.8cm, 3.0g.
Moldavite Specimen Formation.
When the Meteor is coming closer and closer to Earth it pushes a pressure wave in front of its self. As the Meteor gets very close the pressure increases immensely – bouncing back and forth the meteor more rapidly as it gets closer. Until it is so great that it creates a nuclear type explosion above the ground (maybe like the Tunguska explosion). The power of such an explosion almost instantaneously heats up the sand on the surface of the Earth to like white hot when the sand is melted into glass. Whence it cools it forms the rare MOLDAVITE. The shape is from just after the explosion the pressure wave goes way out and creates a vacuum whist the molten glass is cooling rapidly. This is also the time when it floes through the air and atmosphere to form the strewn fields. The Bottle-Green colour is due to more SIO2 than other Tektites and Moldavite which is sort after especially from the Bohemia, Czech Republic locations. Acid in the soil is responsible for the deep troffs and valleys in the rough formations.
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