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Moldavite viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end June 1st, 2017

Besednice, Cesky Krumlov, Bohemia, Republic
  • Starting Time:5/25/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/1/2017 06:48:22 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

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  • Size Description:1.7 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm

Description:Moldavite is often referred to as the "gem that fell to earth". This material is believed to have formed when a shower of meteorites fell in what is now the Czech Republich within a one hundred mile area around the Vltava River, which was once called the Moldau, and from which Moldavite gets its name. These pieces are actually tektites, and Moldavite is truly a one-of-a-kind tektite. There are many theories where Moldavite originated and the inability of science to resolve the issues with one conclusive explanation of the true origins of Moldavite causes it to remain one of the great mysteries of the gem world. Nonetheless, Moldvaite is not often seen in mineral collections, as good pieces are not common on the market, and the majority of the material is turned into faceted stones or jewelry. This piece is an attractive piece of Moldavite with good color and gemminess, and the classic pseudo-etched exterior. This is unique materail, and most collectors don't have one in their collections, so don't pass it up.

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