Thailandite - Indonesian Tektite

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  • Regular price $15.00
 

Thailandites are tektites that were discovered as part of the Indochinite strewnfield. Tektites are not a mineral! They are a vitreous silica that is not naturally occurring here on Earth.  It is classified as a mineraloid as it was formed by nature but is an inorganic compound that lacks a crystalline structure. Essentially, it cooled so quickly that the atoms in the substance did not have time to organize themselves.

These tektites are known for their interesting shapes such as dumbbells, rods, patties, spheres, and teardrops as you see here! Each specimen showcases wonderful pits that cover all sides. 

Size: ~ 1.0-1.4 in.

Weight: ~ 6-7 grams

Location: Indochinite Strewnfield

You will receive one (1) tektite similar to the ones pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.