Impact of meteorite - Ries - Moldavite origin

The origin of moldavites – common theory

The general (scientific) theory of moldavites origin says that moldavites were formed by meteorite impact at Stuttgart (southwestern Germany) 14,800,000 years ago. Based on calculations and laboratory simulations, it is assumed that this meteorite was of a diameter from 500 to 1000 meters (1640 – 3200 ft.).