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INDOCHINITE (tektite) - China

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A tektite from Guangdon Province, South China - formed by a giant meteorite impact
800,000 years old
Tektites are mysterious objects, formed from a shower of molten rock ejected from a giant meteorite impact at hypersonic velocities.  The tektites from Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, China) are known as indochinites and are mostly rounded or dumbbell-shaped pieces of black glass with a pitted surface.
The crater responsible for these tektites has never been found but it is thought to have produced all the tektites found from South China to Tasmania – an area known as the Australasian Strewn Field and covering one tenth of the Earth’s surface. 
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Size: 4.5 x 2 x 1 centimetres
Weight: 14 grams

PRICE: £10.00
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