Falling Star – Indochinite tektite, teardrop form


Falling Star – Indochinite tektite, of teardrop form, mounted on a marble base. . Formed around 770,000 years ago,found in Indonesia





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.

Sold - let us find you another

SKU: 1017386 Categories: , , ,