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Impactite Vesicular Breccia Suevite | 52.8 Grams | La Valette, France | Rochechouart Structure | SO24

This is a must have 52.8 gram Impact Vesicular Breccia also referred to as Suevite coming from the famous Rochechouart impact structure in Southwestern France, near the village of La Valette. Although not a meteorite, impactites are directly linked to them and their impacts and are probably going to be one of the rarest collection items you'll ever own. 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 impactite 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 186 million years ago.   This deformed rock fragments and partly molten are imbedded in a melt matrix showing typical flow structures from former melt.

This gorgeous slice displays very well with a mass of 72.6 x 51.4 x 10.4 mm. Would be a beautiful addition to any new or existing collection. Comes with a Canagem Collection specimen card.

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