What lies beneath this designation – hedgehog? Why are these moldavites most beautiful?
The biggest moldavite in the world weighs an unbelievable 265.5g (1327.5 ct). It was found in Moravia in Slavice.
Moldavites that were found on the ground (for example in a field), are apparently different from those dug up from below surface. Try to recognize them and read why their appearance differs. Look at the following four moldavites and try to guess, which ones are from surface and which ones are from below the surface.
I’ve prepared spectrum of moldavites colors. Take a look at all colors of moldavites…
Every moldavite deposit (location) has its own name and some of the names sound really strange. How do they get their names? There is also a recording with a demonstration of pronunciation recorded by a Czech native speaker.
What is Internal Stress Internal stress is a physical quantity which expresses inner power between the neighbouring particles inside the material. Demonstration and effects of internal stress Moldavites with strong and specifically distributed internal stress emit upon manipulation and tapping chiming sound. Such moldavites are called Angel chime moldavites. They are rare. We can even…
Droplet-shaped moldavites, sometimes also called teardrops, belong to the most popular shapes.
According some theories moldavites are of volcanic origin.
The smallest moldavites are natural fragments usually of the size of about 2mm and of weight of several hudreths of a gram. They are approximately 5000 times lighter than the biggest moldavites.
What is abrasion Mechanic abrasion of moldavites is basicaly a scraping of the surface during which the original surface is lost. In other words the surface is ground off. What does abrasion look like?