TEKTITE, glassy meteorite impact debris from Thailand


GLASSY METEORITE (tektite), 78x19x18mm coproform cylinder, from Thailand. It is hypothesized that the Thai tektites fell between 600,000 and 300,000 years ago. Intact

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There is a tektite field covering Southeast Asia to Australia. Tektites from this region are called Australites.

Tektites are formed when meteorites strike the earth, throwing melted earth rocks into the air. Some cool as lumps of glassy material that falls back to earth.