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Philippinite (tektite -natural glass from meteorite impact) from Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Luzon, Philippines

 
Philippinite (tektite -natural glass from meteorite impact) from Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Luzon, Philippines

Philippinite (tektite -natural glass from meteorite impact) from Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Luzon, Philippines

DESCRIPTION:No. 57287
Mineral:Philippinite (tektite -natural glass from meteorite impact)
Locality:Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Luzon, Philippines
Description:Oval specimen of natural glass caused by the impact of a meteorite with the surface of the Earth dated to about 780,000 years ago. The tektite has typical bubble depressions in the surface on all sides and is composed of approximately 70-80% SiO2. Weight: 2.42 grams
Overall Size:16x11x10 mm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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