Tektite Raw Specimen
Add something "out of this world" to your rock collection - a raw Tektite from Mexico. The Tektites are black with a pitted surface, approximately 1" x 1.25", 20 grams.
The photo is for illustration only. The Tektite(s) you receive may vary slightly in color and size. However, all our Tektites are amazing and we are certain you will be pleased.
Tektites are simply pieces of natural glass found only in certain areas of the earth’s surface. The term is derived from the Greek word tēktos, meaning “melted,” or “molten.” Tektites have been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny throughout much of the 20th century owing to their unknown and possibly extraterrestrial origins, but they are now recognized as having formed from the melting and rapid cooling of earthen rocks that have been vaporized by the high-energy impacts of large meteorites, comets, or asteroids upon the surface of the Earth. The extremely high temperatures and enormous pressures generated by such impacts melted the rocks at the site of impact, producing clouds of molten droplets that quickly cooled to a glassy form before falling back to Earth.
Tektite information taken from Encyclopaedia Britannica
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