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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

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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Sikhote Alin
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Anne Black
 8/3/2016 7:14:46 PM
Good one, Bernd.
Ben Fisler
 8/3/2016 12:14:30 PM
I'm green with envy!
Clio Laplace
 8/3/2016 10:57:07 AM
Twink Monrad
 8/3/2016 8:38:58 AM
So pretty, I love it.
 8/3/2016 6:38:03 AM
Very nice Bernd...not seen many etched dumbbell moldavites.
Simon de Boer IMCA 9708
 8/3/2016 5:18:28 AM
Outstanding specimen Bernd ,beautiful and wonderfully preserved
 8/3/2016 3:46:36 AM
Thanks Bernd. Yummy! It's an apple-filled Werther's original toffee to my eyes!
 8/3/2016 2:36:37 AM

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