Moldavite: origin, formation, virtues and properties in lithotherapy
origin, formation and deposits of the Moldovan
theMoldovais a varietytectitis(from the Greek word "tektosthat can be translated by "backgroundu») belonging to the family ofnatural lenses.
she formed about15 million yearsduring theimpact of a meteoriteof approximately1.5km diameterin the regionDeath, in the current south of theGermany. the parent crater measures approximately24kmdiameter.
themeteorresponsible for trainingMoldovahas crossed the Earth’s atmosphere to more than72000 km/hbefore hitting the ground at an angle30°. a few fractions of a secondbefore collision, the air between the surface of the ground and the meteorite suddenly compressed and heated.
a few fractions of secondsafter impact,energy,pressureandheatof approximately30 000°Chavemelt the silica material of the soilconsisting mainly of earth, sand and pebbles. the speed and power of the shockviolently ejected this new liquefied material very high in the atmosphere. after havingbrutally cooledon the journey, it is fallen in the form of "drops" ofnatural glassup to 450km from the crater, mainly on the regionsbohemiaandmoravilocated atis of the Czech Republic. we also find Moldovans inGermanyorautrichebut invery low quantity.
well known and used since the periodpaleolithicfor manufacturingtoolsortalismans, the Moldovan is officially recognized only in1786, afterjoseph mayermentioned in a treaty under other appellations (chrysolith, emerald or obsidian bohemian, bottle glass.). it is baptized "Moldova" in1836parfranz xavier maximilian zippe, in reference to the German name “Moldau"of the river (" Vltava") in the Czech Republic, where the first coins were discovered. This denomination has no connection with Moldovaa country in Eastern Europe.
Moldavite locality Chlum - Czech Republic
Moldavite is mined in specific locations in the Czech Republic (Chlum, Besednice, Locenice, Jankov, Slavce...), mainly in the sandy soil from fields or forests. The numerous abuses and the increase in clandestine prospecting have led the Government to strongly regulate extraction. L'resource depletion also contributes to increase its value on the market.
What is the difference between a meteorite and a tectite?
A meteorite is a solid object from spaceThe most common form of a rocket is a rocket that has passed through the atmosphere but retained some of its mass when it fell back to earth. It is most often asteroid fragments.
A tectite refers to a variety of natural glass created at the time of the impact of a meteorite on earth (and not a Meteorite fragment). It is composed of molten earth rocks having been projected into the atmosphere and which, after having suddenly cooled on the way, fell back to earth several hundred kilometers from the parent crater. Tectites are mainly black (Tectite from China, Philippines, Australia.), grey, browns or bottle greenlike Moldavite.
Characteristics of Moldavite
Chemical formula SiO2 (~75%) + Al, Fe, Ca, Na, K, Mg, Ti, Mn.
Hardness 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale
Density 2.27 to 2.40
Radiance : glassy
Crystalline system amorphous (natural glass)
Moldavite locality Bednice - Czech Republic
Transparent to translucent, Moldavite usually displays bottle green colorssometimes light green, brown green or dark green.
Moldavites are found in the form of tipsof circlesof disksof drops or theellipses for example. Erosion, water, sand and gravel can give them a texture smooth, bubble, fine or even deep. The whole pieces are the most coveted specimens for collectors.
Many of the counterfeits are circulating on the market. Three clues can help you quickly detect a fake Moldavite: a too perfect regularitystreaks, onetoo intenseandtrace of the mouldon the slice, sometimes visible to the naked eye.
symbolism, virtues and properties of moldavite in lithotherapy
the Moldovan is very appreciated inlith therapy. according to the testimonies it allowsdevelop intuitionandclearand facilitatesmeditation. it stabilizes andstrengthens energywhile improvingTelepathy.
in tradition, the Moldovan bringsGood luck,happinessandhealth. vibrating on very high frequencies, it promoteslrise and spiritual awakening.
the Moldovan symbolizes theenergy,Protectionandlove unconditional.
recharge and purification
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before choosing, think about getting to know about thechemical compositionandcharacteristicsYour stones. Indeed, some of them, like Malachite,do not supportcontact with water for example.
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