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PHILIPPINITE (tektite) - The Philippines

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PHILIPPINITE TEKTITE
 
A tektite from the Philippines - 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 those from the Philippines as Philippinites.
 
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: 15 x 15 x 2.5 centimetres
Weight: 86 grams

PRICE: £25.00
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