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Moldavite the Gem From The Sky

Moldavite is a rare, glassy, translucent, dark green gemstone with unique patterns. It is a silica-based tektite, a mineral formed when a meteorite struck the Earth’s surface, melted, and fused with surrounding rock. Inclusions of gas bubbles and iron/nickel spherules are common. Moldavite is only found in Bohemia (the Czech Republic) in the Ries Crater in the Moldau River Valley, for which it was named. 

Moldavite was discovered in the late 1800’s; the meteorite from which it formed hit the Earth about 14.7 million years ago. therefore, Moldavite is around 14 million years old. Because Moldavite has been formed by meteorite it is scarce estimates believe that 275 tons exist around the world.

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This natural glass has been used for jewelry, religious articles, and decorative objects since prehistoric times. It is considered lucky to its owner. Moldavite has a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6.6.

It’s a fascinating stone that has been connected with the well-known goblet of the Holy Grail which was believed to have fallen from the sky. Historically it has also been used as an amulet and healing tool.

Color

This green, transparent precious stone is quite rare. The most popular are the deeply grooved and clear green pieces.

Sources

Moldavite is known as the gem from sky as it was formed by meteorite in a small region of the Czech Republic.

Emotions

Moldavite is a star born formed from the violent impact of meteorites with the Earth. Historically the stone was used as an amulet for good fortune, protection and fertility. It has also been linked to being a gem on the cup of the Holy Grail. It is helpful in aiding wearers intuition, sensitivity to guidance and meditation.

Chemical Composition

Chemical composition

SiO2 79.97%; TiO2 0.33%; Al2O3 9.95%;

Specific Gravity

2.349

Density

2.342 g/cc

Moh’s Hardness

6.5-7

Melting Point

1100 DegreesCelsius

Holistic Aspects

Moldavite works remarkably very well with other crystals, and can intensify their effects.

Other Features

Moldavite is categorized as a tektite. Tektites are a type of glass stones, which were created by the collision of huge meteorites along the Earth’s surface. When a meteorite with enough size, enters earth’s environment, the power of the collision causes a liquefying of terrestrial earth, which combines with the meteorite.

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