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Interesting Indochinite Tektites by Phil Morgan

Stretched Teardrop

This Indochinite teardrop weighs 15.7g and measures 25 x 50 mm.  The bottom 1/3 on one side broke away and almost slid off, stretching the still-soft interior. Some might not consider this a true “stretch” tektite since there is only relatively minor angular distortion but this is far from a simple skin split. I have had a couple of these extreme linear stretches and usually see one side sliding while the other side remains relatively intact.


Bubble Indochinite

This interesting broken bubble tektite weighs 15.5g.


About the Author

Paul is the webmaster for all of The Meteorite Exchange's websites including Meteorite Times Magazine. His fascination with all things space related began as a young boy during the Space Race. His free time is divided between meteorites, astrophotography, webmaster, and the daily operations of the eCommerce website www.meteorites-for-sale.com.