New moldavites from SW Poland

Tomasz Brachaniec, Krzysztof Szopa, Łukasz Karwowski

Abstract


Four newly discovered moldavites from the East and West Gozdnica pits, SW Poland, are characterized. All specimens, including other four, reported earlier, are from Upper Miocene fluvial sediments of the Gozdnica Formation. Their weight varies between 0.529 and 1.196 g. The moldavites are bottle green in colour and have bubbles and inclusions of lechatelierite. Low degree of corrosion suggests short river transport, apparently eastward from Lusatia.


Keywords


Moldavites; Tektites; Ries; Fluvial transport; Miocene; Poland

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