INDOCHINITE TEKTITE – VIETNAM

$60.00

For sale is an interesting tektite (Indochinite) from Vietnam. Featuring a good sized oval tektite, in pristine condition, with highly lustrous surface. The specimen has a nice deep concave back and a very interesting, well centred fairly deeply concaved face. The specimen weights  32gms. Indochinites were ejected into the Earth’s upper atmosphere by a huge meteorite impact 788.000 years ago in the Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam). The steam jets cooled down in the higher atmosphere and condensed to form this type of glass.

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For sale is an interesting tektite (Indochinite) from Vietnam. Featuring a good sized oval tektite, in pristine condition, with highly lustrous surface. The specimen has a nice deep concave back and a very interesting, well centred fairly deeply concaved face. The specimen weights  32gms. Indochinites were ejected into the Earth’s upper atmosphere by a huge meteorite impact 788.000 years ago in the Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam). The steam jets cooled down in the higher atmosphere and condensed to form this type of glass. The pieces rained down hundreds and thousands of kilometers away from the impact, in direction South-East, reaching Philippines and even Australia. This is quite a unique specimen, I was fortunate to be able to choose a small selection of fine Indochinites, when I was able to examine 550kgs of tektites, on a visit to Vietnam about 4 years ago.

LUC YEN, YEN BEI DIST. VIETNAM.

40 x 210 x 20mm. WEIGHT 32 GMS.