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Impact Melt Glass | Flaedle Glass | 17.9 Grams | End Cut | Nördlinger Ries Crater Impactite | Germany SO24

This is an outstanding specimen Impact Melt Glass or "Flaedle" glass coming from the Ries crater near Stuttgart Germany. Although not a meteorite, impactites are directly linked to them and their impacts.

Impactite is a slag-like glassy object found on the surface of the earth, formed from rock melted by the impact of a meteorite. The term encompasses shock-metamorphosed target rocks, melts or suevites and mixtures of the two, as well as sedimentary rocks with significant impact-derived components and shocked mineral grains, tektites, anomalous geochemical signatures, etc.

This impactite was formed 14.5 million years ago when a meteorite crashed into the earth making a ~10 miles wide crater. This piece displays very well with a properly cut face to show the interior.  It is amazingly light considering its 17.9 grams and mass of 35x30x16 mm.   It has a unique hollow sound when you tap it.

Would be a beautiful addition to any new or existing collection. Comes with a Canagem Collection specimen card.

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