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An MPOD Classic
from 3 August 2016

 
Moldavite   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link

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16.6 grams. 8.3 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm.   Impactite

Moldavite information here and Ries Crater info here

Bernd writes:
A moldavite from Vrábče-Nová Hospoda in Bohemia, Czech Republic. Depending on your perspective, it may resemble a dumbbell, a dragon-fly, or a bow tie. Moldavites originated when a cosmic projectile collided with the Earth about 15 Mio. years ago and excavated the Ries Basin in Southern Germany.


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Twink Monrad
 8/3/2021 3:46:39 PM
yes they are SO pretty!!
Ben Fislet
 8/3/2021 3:18:55 PM
I never tire of seeing Moldavite. A beautiful piece!
Mike Murray
 8/3/2021 10:39:17 AM
Cool color! I have been looking for someone knowledgable on Guangdong impactites. I found a couple in a shop that previously came from a Tucson show but am having a difficult time getting confirmation on what I think they are. Anyone know of someone who might could say yay or nay on them?
 

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