The Mineral Garden
This listing is for 1 raw Tektite, which will be intuitively selected. As these are natural raw stone, they may differ in size and appearance from those pictured.
Locality : Guangdong, China
Size approx : 1" - 1 1/4" (10g-13g)
Tektites are natural glass objects that form when a meteorite strikes the Earth's surface at high velocity. The impact causes the Earth's surface and the meteorite to melt and fuse together, creating a glassy object that is usually black, brown, or green. Tektites are often aerodynamically shaped and can be found in a variety of sizes, from small fragments to large masses. Black tektites, also known as "indochinites".
Black tektites have a long and interesting history. They have been used in jewelry and other decorative objects since ancient times, and were believed to possess spiritual and healing properties by many cultures. Some Native American tribes used tektites in their rituals, while the ancient Chinese and Egyptians used them in jewelry and amulets. Today, black tektites are still highly valued by collectors and jewelry makers for their unique appearance and fascinating history.