Dims: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.4" (2.4 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm)
Wt: 5.4 g
Moldau River valley, Czech Republic
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single, integral piece of Moldavite, a variety of Tektite that comes from an impact site near the Moldau River in the Czech Republic. This particular piece shows no appreciable form and moderate damage along part of one edge, in the form of a small, conchoidal fracture surface that has a vitreous luster. The rest of its surface has a duller, greasy luster and is intensely patterned with an almost dendritic design. It has a moderate forest-green color and is transparent, though the patterning spoils its visual clarity. There is no host rock present.