Moldavite

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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.

References

  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 (www.geology.cz) 77: 303–311. http://www.geology.cz/bulletin/fulltext/05artemievafinal.pdf.
  2. Earth Impact Database: Ries at www.passc.net/EarthImpactDatabase, Accessed 5 February 2018