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INDOCHINITE (tektite) - Thailand

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INDOCHINITE TEKTITE
 
A tektite from Thailand - 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: 7 x 2 x 1.5 centimetres
Weight: 32 grams

PRICE: £15.00
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