Moldavite Tektite Raw Nugget -"Bouquet" In Gel CaseThis Moldavite tektite specimen has incredible structure and formation that creates an abstract aspect to the tektite. It shows a bouquet of flowers to some of its viewers or just a angular formation to some, its all up to your imagination! The semi-translucent color shines a vibrant green when light passes through and a deeper rich cool toned green when its not in the spotlight. This beautiful stone is rare, found only in Czechoslovakia, and is named for the area in which it is found, near the Moldau River (called the Vltava in Czech). While scientists differ in theories regarding Moldavite’s origin, nearly all agree its formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite approximately 14.8 million years ago in what is now the Bohemian plateau. The rock metamorphosed by the heat of impact created a strew field of Moldavite in the two, mostly rural, areas of Bohemia and Moravia. Farmers often turned up the stones when plowing their fields, while other specimens worked their way to the surface after spring thaw or heavy rains in the fall. More recently collectors have “mined” for gem grade and museum quality specimens by sifting and digging through loose sands and gravels. The shapes of Moldavite give witness to its molten origins, most commonly drop-like (round to very flattened), plate or disc shaped, oval, spheroid, dumbbell shaped, elliptical, rod-like or spiral, all common in splash patterns of liquids. Moldavites from Bohemian localities are more drop-like, elongated or rod-like, while Moravian stones are more spherical. Moldavite occurs most often in shades of deep forest green, though some are pale green or olive, and others, especially from Moravia, are greenish-brown.
Please note; due to the nature of gemstones, each mineral specimen may slightly vary in size, color or shape. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will try our best to assist you.