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Tektite Meteorites

Tektikes are small, gravelly natural glass projectiles that are the unique byproduct of a meteorite or comet's impact with the Earth. Ranging significantly in size and shape, tektites have played a role in human history for some time.

Though theories about their formation differ, the generally accepted assumption is that tektites are formed based on a chemical reaction between the mineral contents of the soil at the spot where a meteorite or comet makes impact. The sheer heat of these projectiles causes the creation of small droplets or splashes of natural glass that fall back to the Earth's surface.

This forceful creation results in a variety of shapes and sizes of tektites. While some are smoother and more uniform, others assume more organic, oblong shapes... Read more

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