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Description :

Type :      METEORITE Tektite

Weight :   22 grams  

Shape :    Variety

Quality :   Nature fine sculptured - Quality

Color :      Natural Black

Origin :     Chaiyaphum, Thailand

Treatment : 100% Natural

Introduce :

Tektites are natural objects, which have been formed by the
impact of large meteorites on Earth's surface. Tektites are among the
"driest" rocks. They appear black, but when held up to the light, you
can sometimes see a golden tint in translucent areas around the edges. Its
slightly worn surface is pitted with tiny aerodynamic holes. Thailand tektites
are known as “METEORITE” which have been shown by K-Ar radiometric age dating
to be approximately 700,000 years old. Scientists believe that the tektite's
origin is the result of meteorite impact on either terrestial or lunar rocks.
The tektites then formed when molten rock, created by the meteorite's
hyper-velocity impact, flew through the air hardening into natural glass with
aerodynamic forms and surface features. Beautiful, black, shiny, and well
formed might all be descriptive words that apply very well to the splash form
tektites found in Thailand. Dumbbells, Teardrops, Ball Rods, Patties, Spheres,
and all the various in between forms are found in this region of the METEORITE field
Thailand received a good portion of that material.. Not large numbers of new
specimens are being made available from Thailand so very high quality older
supplies show how really nice this material is. The surface texture is rich
with bright shiny cups and pits. The surfaces show the twisting of the molten
glass in visible surface flow lines. The ever present bald spot is generally
found on all larger splash form tektites and that is the case with Thailand splash
forms as well.


Discovery : METEORITE Tektite or Thailand it has had been
the tektites; it almost found in Thailand Northeast until to Lao and also
Vietnam area. But these tektites found in Thailand which it has unique, format,
a variety of skin; that has much more collection. A variety of discovery in the
paddy field, watercourse, and underground; it easy to found after rainy as
during practice agriculture, after dig and plow the paddy field.


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