It has been named after Mount Darwin, in the West Coast Range of Tasmania, where it was reported for the first time, and later its name was given to Darwin Crate, which is believed to have been formed by the meteorite impact and the tektite source.
Tektites are the result of the fusion and crystallisation of terrestrial material due to the high temperatures and pressures that are sometimes generated upon the impact of a large meteorite on the Earth's surface.
They are becoming scarcer, particularly those of a considerable size, as the ones offered in this lot. If it is already difficult to find a meteorite, a tektite is much harder to find because this phenomenon does not always happen
At Expometeoritos, we take care of dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of Meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and we also deliver the analysis of the chemical composition if the value of the piece exceeds €300, carried out in our facilities by X-ray Spectrography.
- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- DARWIN Glass
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- 6.84 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)