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Moldavite from Besednice, Bohemia
Czech Republic

 

“Moldavites - The Czech Tektites”, states that “The first human being that was interested in Moldavites was a Cro-Magnon man from the aurignacian age, i.e., the Upper Paleolithic. Several potsherds (fragments) of green moldavite glass were found together with the famous statue of Venus of Willendorf, which is about 29,000 years old, at Willendorf in Lower Austria.” Fragments of Moldavites were also found in many other sites, throughout central Europe, which yielded relics from prehistoric inhabitants.


Moldavites have been shown to be about 14.7 million years old. The most popular explanation of their origin, according to Prof. Bouska, is that they were formed during the impact of a large meteorite, or comet nuclei, with the Earth’s surface.

 He explains the formation of tektites in simplified terms: “An enormous body with a volume of several cubic kilometers is racing towards the Earth. The uppermost layers of the Earth’s surface are melted by the highly compressed hot air cushion in front of the flying meteorite prior to its contact with the surface of the Earth.

 At the moment of impact, there is a tremendous explosion comparable with a multiple hydrogen bomb, the atmosphere is torn apart, and tektites are formed in the vacuum bubble. The fusion process and the throwing out of the tektite glass material occurs in a very short time period prior to the actual impact of the meteorite or comet core. The modeling of the formation of large impact craters has shown that the column of hot ascending atmosphere can carry the tektite melt into the upper parts of the atmosphere or even above the atmosphere.” A search was made, worldwide, for meteorite craters in the vicinity of tektite strewnfields.

 There is strong evidence to support this explanation of the origin of tektites due to the known age of tektites found in certain areas, and the relative proximity of the tektite strewnfields to large meteorite craters of the same age. A number of researchers have suggested that the surface material in the area around the Ries Crater, in Germany, is probably the source material for Moldavites -- the age of the crater is identical with the age of Moldavites.

Moldavite 00

30.81 gr

A rare big drop shape for this besednice moldavite !

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Moldavite 01

8.76 gr

Nice besednice flat shape, has a big bubble !

SOLD

 

Moldavite 02

13.25 gr

A nice dropp shape for this besednice moldavite !

SOLD

 

Moldavite 03

12.45 gr

killer besednice...

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Moldavite 04

4.61 gr

 beautifull besednice moldavite

$120

 

Moldavite 05

10.15 gr

An unusual form

$75 

 

Moldavite 06

6.91 gr

A triangular besednice shape

$130

 

Moldavite 07

10.81 gr

A thick specimen

$60

 

Moldavite 08

6.52 gr

flat thin attactive piece !

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Moldavite 09

3.13 gr

Funny besednice form

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Moldavite 10

8.90 gr

thick and deep green specimen

$100

Moldavite 11

6.46 gr

So nice !

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Moldavite 12

8.70 gr

Another chance to get a nice moldavite specimen...

$100

 

Moldavite 13

6.52 gr

an unusual shape !

$75

 

Moldavite 14

4.25 gr

Tiny, pretty besednice piece

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Moldavite 15

10.60 gr

A thick curved moldavite

$110

 

Moldavite 16

4.52 gr

Nice besednice specimen !

$110

 

Moldavite 17

6.07 gr

elongated moldavite 

$75

 

Moldavite 18

3.37 gr

A lovely besednice piece

SOLD

 

Moldavite 19

7.46 gr

wonderfully nice drop shape !

$150

 

Moldavite 20

8.90 gr

A very nice color...

$150

 

Moldavite 21

3.47 gr

An very unusual shape, superb

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Moldavite 22

7.19 gr

thick layered and deep green specimen

$120

 

 

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