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.