Dims: 1.4" x 1.2" x 0.6"(3.6 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 11.0 g
Moldau River Valley, Czechoslovakia
Another large specimen of the meteoric glass that comes from the famous Czechoslovak locality, this specimen of Moldavite shows very heavy patterning due to pitting. I don't know exactly what causes such pitting, only that each pit is lined with smaller pits, which are lined with smaller pits, and so on. I don't know how small in size the patterns go- I will have to commandeer a microscope to see. This pitting accentuates the piece's greasy luster and interferes with its clarity. The stone is transparent and has a forest-green color. I cannot see any form of damage on the specimen, as such damage would be easily visible in the form of scars with conchoidal tendencies and a vitreous luster. There is a small amount of brown, "foreign"(another play on words, ugh!) material in two recesses in its surface that may be removable through scrubbing or use of a dental pick.