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Darwin Glass

Darwin glass is an impactite caused by a meteorite impact. This natural glass is found south of Queenstown in West Coast, Tasmania.

Five Darwin glass specimens.

 

Translucent green specimen very reminiscent of moldavites.

 

Has little beads of glass attached similar to Irghizites.

 

36 gram specimen that shows flowing glass.

 

Backside of 36 gram specimen.

 

Notice there are roots in one of the bubble cavities from when it was in the ground.

 

Side view: 36 gram specimen.

 

Opposite side view: 36 gram specimen.

All Photos © Copyright by Daniel Sutherland

 

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