TECTITA - METEORITO Impact- XL - 70 g

Description
TECTITA - METEORITO Impact- XL - 70 g
Asia, China

Tektites (from Greek ‘tektos’, molten) are natural glass objects that have been formed by the impact of large meteorites on the Earth’s surface. Tektites are the driest minerals known, with an average in water content of 0.005%. This is very rare, since most of the craters where the tektites were formed were underwater before the impact. Also, partially melted Zircon has been found inside some tektites. This, added to their water content, suggests that tektites were formed under very high temperature and pressure conditions (similar to those necessary to form diamonds).

XL size. Natural specimen. Spectacular!

As members of IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association), we guarantee the authenticity of all our products.

Greetings and good luck!

Adrián Contreras. IMCA #7412
CRATER METEORITES

Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
TECTITA - METEORITO Impact-
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
XL
Weight
70 g
Origin (Region/ City)
Asia
Origin (Country)
China
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