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Georgiaite Teardrop

This particularly fine Georgiaite teardrop is pictured in two Georgia mathematics textbooks. It was found January 25, 2003 near Riddleville, Washington County, Georgia, almost exactly 500 miles southwest of the generally accepted 34.5 ma impact site in what is now Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. A little over 2000 Georgiaites are known with a total weight in the neighborhood of 12 kg. 17.9 gms, 53.1 mm X 22.4 mm X 14 mm. Flawless skin. (author’s personal collection).

About the Author

Norm Lehrman is a recently retired exploration geologist with over 45 years experience. His career involved fieldwork in over 35 countries on every continent except Antarctica. While stationed in Australia, Norm and his wife, Cookie, became interested in collecting Australites, which ultimately led to a generalized passion for tektites, impactites, meteorites and related materials. In 1999 they founded the Tektite Source business (www.TektiteSource.com) which has evolved into one of the world's premier providers of tektite and impactite specimens. Norm has retired to a ranch near Spokane, Washington, where they continue to serve tektite aficionados worldwide.