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Moldavite from Zatačka, Bohemia, Icons-flag-cz.png Czechia.

Moldavite is a forest green, olive green or blue greenish vitreous silica projectile rock formed by a meteorite impact in southern Icons-flag-de.png Germany (the Nördlinger Ries Crater)[1] that occurred about 15 million years ago.[2] It is a tektite.


  1. Artemieva, N., Pierazzo, E. and Stöffler, D. (2002). "Numerical modeling of tektite origin in oblique impacts: Implication to Ries-Moldavites strewn field". Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey ( 77: 303–311.
  2. Earth Impact Database: Ries at, Accessed 5 February 2018