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Falling Star - Indochinite tektite, teardrop form

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Falling Star
- Indochinite tektite, of teardrop form, mounted on a marble base. .
Formed around 770,000 years ago, found in Indonesia
Size: 6cm
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock

References: This is a 'falling star', and is a natural glass formed by the debris from a major impact on the earth being flung out into space, then coming back into the atmosphere. This re-entry involved speed and friction, which caused the debris to melt, and so the shape & glass-like nature was aerodynamically formed. They are found across South-Eastern Asia, with these examples coming from the Australasian 'fields' which have been dated to an event around 770,000 years ago.

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