moldavite


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moldavite

[mōl′dä‚vīt]
(geology)
A translucent, olive-to brownish-green or pale-green tektite from western Czechoslovakia, characterized by surface sculpturing due to solution etching. Also known as moldauite; pseudochrysolite; vitavite.
(mineralogy)
A variety of ozocerite from Moldavia.
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Moldavite resonates with the crown chakra, opening it to receive the highest spiritual guidance.
(1969): Chemical composition and bulk density of moldavites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 33, 1103-1111.
(1971): Shape analysis of moldavites and their impact origin.
(1971): Quantitative petrographical and chemical data of moldavites and their mutual relations.
(1971): Ciselne vyjadreni tvaru vltavinu Numerical expression of the shape of moldavites).
(1972): Quantitative petrographical and chemical data on moldavites and their mutual relations (Kvantitativni petrograficka a chemicka data o vltavinech a jejich vzajemne vztahy).
(1975): Volatility of oxides from silicate melt and the origin of moldavites. Mineralogical Magazine, 40, 70-78.
(1976): Moldavites and a survey of other naturally occurring glasses.
Tektites from different parts of the world have special names; for example, tektites from Southeast Asia are called Indochinites whereas tektites from Central Europe are called Moldavites. All tektites contain large amounts of [SiO.sub.2] along with other metal oxides (1, 3-6).