Naturally divided moldavites - drop

Natural divided (fragmented) moldavites

They are moldavites which probably got broken in the sediment and all its parts were recovered. A moldavite like that is usually broken into two or three parts. The desintegration happens most often during diageneses which is the process of “maturation”, “settling” of the sediment. A moldavite breaks because of the pressure of upper layers.…

Natural half of disk - Moldavite

Partial primary moldavites shapes

Moldavites went through a marked change of their shape on the Earth’s surface. It was caused by mechanical and chemical effects of various factors. Breaking and cracking of moldavites was very significant and lead to the origin of partial primary shapes and fragmental shapes. It happened during the dropping and geological transport and also spontaneously…

Drop - moldavite shape

Primary shapes of moldavites

The initial shape of all splash-form moldavites were drops, which were created in the separation of bigger tektite melt mass. Other shapes of splash-form moldavites are the result of transformation of some parts of the original malleable drops by rotation. Moldavites with primary shape are very rare among moldavites, representing less than 1% of all…