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Moldavite

Originated almost 15 million years ago, when a meteorite hit the earth surface in Germany. Due to the extremely high temperature and pressure of the explosion, the meteorite and surrounding rock melted spraying some of the glassy substance (Moldavite) into the atmosphere, where it cooled and then landed in the region of south Czech Republic. Moldavite occurrences are reported mainly from Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic), with occasional finds in Austria (Waldviertel) and Germany (Lusatia).

 

Specimen size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm

 

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Taken on September 15, 2007