An amazing large natural specimen of Moldavite, translucent and forest green in colour. Moldavite is a popular mineral, both with collectors who covet its rarity and beauty, and crystal healers who seek out its transformative properties. Take this chance to make this amazing stone your own. It could be crafted into a piece of jewellery or left in its natural state. Either way it will be an important and valued addition to your collection.
Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic.
4cm x 2.1cm x 1.1cm, 9.24g.
Moldavite is a green form of Tektite. Found mainly in the southern Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic. It is a common misconception that tektites come from space like meteorites do, star dust. Moldavite is a particularly attractive form of tektite, sometimes faceted into gemstones.
Some say they come from space but… Created from an exploding meteorite impact. I think the creation of MOLDAVITE goes something like this… When the Meteor is coming closer and closer to Earth it pushes a pressure wave in front of its self. As the Meteor gets very close the pressure increases immensely. Bouncing back and forth as the meteor gets closer Earth. Until it is so great that it creates a nuclear type explosion above the ground (maybe like the Tunguska explosion). The explosion instantanly heats up the sand on the surface to white hot and melts it into glass. Accelerated into near space this molten glass is. It cools whilst traveling through the atmosphere then falls back to Earth.
Whence it cools it forms the rare MOLDAVITE. The shape is from just after the explosion. The pressure wave goes way out and creates a vacuum whist the molten glass is cooling rapidly. This is also the time when it floes through the air and atmosphere to form the strewn fields. The Bottle Green colour is due to more SIO2 in Moldavite. The color gives value especially from the Bohemia, Czech Republic locations. Acid in the soil is responsible for the deep troughs and valleys in the rough formations.