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Moldavite - Scientific Description

  • Moldavite - Scientific Description

    Moldavite - Scientific Description
    Moldavite Overview:
    Chemical Composition: SiO2(+Al2O3)
    Classification: Silica Rich Glass
    Crystal System: Amorphous
    Color: Green, Greenish/Brown
    Hardness: 5 to 7 Mohs
    Location: Near the  Vltava River in the Czech Republic and other nearby areas including Parts of Germany and Austria
    Formation Date: Approx. 15 million years ago Also Known As: Vltavin or Bouteille Stone
    Moldavite is a tektite that was formed when a meteorite hit the earth in the Czech Republic around 15 million years ago.
    Because Moldavite has a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs scale, it is considered to be relatively fragile and therefore, should never be cleansed with salt in order to avoid scratching its surface.