It comes directly from the people who mine it in the Czech Republic. These Moldavites are found in an area of Europe called the Central European Strewn Field. Moldavites are mostly found in Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic. Some moldavites have been found in Germany and Austria. Moldavite types found include Muong Nong type, splash form, and irregular.
As of the Tucson Mineral Show 2020, the cost of Moldavite has gone up a lot. This is because a big part of the land where Moldavite is found has now been declared a national park. This means no more digging. The supply is low and cost is only going up.
Moldavites are found in the Czech Republic. ALL the so called "Moldavite" from China are fake.Moldavites contain more silica than any other type of tektite which produces their green color. Bohemian moldavite types have a greater SiO2 content than the Moravian moldavite types.
Bohemian moldavites are mostly variations of green from pale to a rich bottle green color. Moldavites are stunning rich green impact glasses created by the heat and pressure of an ancient meteorite impact.
They are found in a very few areas which gives these captivating impactites their name. Some experts believe that moldavites are associated with an impact crater event. If that is correct it would make them approximately 15 million years old. While most impact specialists believe moldavites were created from melted terrestrial matter, they do display some characteristics associated with Meteorites. Nice specimen for your collection.
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