AUSTRALITE – TEKTITE

$48.00

For sale is an Australite tektite from Kalgoolie district West Australia. Australites were formed by a large asteroid  impact . The impact projected bulk  small rocks out of the atmosphere. The australites acquired their streamlined, aerodynamic forms when they re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere while molten and traveling at high velocities. The australites have travelled a huge distance, from the impact point in norther Asia, interestingly the point of impact of this obviously rather large asteroid, has NEVER been locat

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For sale is an Australite tektite from Kalgoolie district West Australia. Australites were formed by a large asteroid  impact . The impact projected bulk  small rocks out of the atmosphere. The australites acquired their streamlined, aerodynamic forms when they re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere while molten and traveling at high velocities. The australites have travelled a huge distance, from the impact point in norther Asia, interestingly the point of impact of this obviously rather large asteroid, has NEVER been located. These australites have an estimated age of 800,000 years, making them probable the very first, intercontinental travellers! Pics show front and back of the specimen. Anybody wishing to read more about these fascination specimens, can follow this link, really interesting. https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/823/SCES-0017.pdf

KALGOORLIE DIST, WEST AUST.

25 x 19 x 8mm