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TEKTIES ARE MANILY FOUND IN AUSTRALIA AND South east asia Where as meteorites are found worldwide Tektites are mainly black,some green are called moldavites.they are all natural glass and many strange pits on them and have been aged up to 35 millions years old by radiometric means . Scientists think tektites may be rock melted when meteorite has blasted into the moon or earth or as a result of volcanic activity and believe that tektites fly thru the atmosphere in liquid state,some spin and make these unusual shapes .
Tektites (from Greek "tektos," meaning "molten") are natural glass objects, up to a few centimetres in size, which according to most scientists were formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth's surface.
Tektites are among the driest rocks, with an average water content of 0.005%. This is very unusual, as most if not all of the craters where tektites may have formed were underwater before impact. Also, partially melted zircons have been discovered inside a handful of tektites.
This, along with the water content, suggests that the tektites were formed under phenomenal temperature and pressure not normally found on the surface of the Earth.
Origin: LAOS SOUTH EAST ASIA
Setting Size: SIZE 60 X 30X 21 MM
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