Moldavites shapes

Moldavites have formed in specific shapes from rotation of the viscous melt in the atmosphere. Many Moldavites have been found with the same recognized shapes seen in tektites from other worldwide localities.

The present-day moldavite shapes are not only the result of their formation in the time of their origin but distinctly reflects also the effect of later processes.

Shape evolutions

  1. Forming of individual moldavites and solidifying from basis substance
  2. Ablation phase – the moldavites shapes were changed by melting of front solid parts during the flight of moldavites through the atmosphere
  3. After falling on Earth’s surface – breaking of large majority of moldavites into pieces
  4. Subsequently the moldavites were shaped by transport in sediment.
  5. The final look of moldavites was influenced by chemical corosion in sediments – the effect of acidic and alkaline solutions. The smallest fragments were totally melted.

Tree groups of shapes:

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