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Australite Oval Tektite from Australia is a handsome piece and a great addition to any tektite or rock collection. Tektites have recently gained in their popularity and generally considered to be rare.
Australites are tektites that are found specifically in Australia. The value of tektites depends primarily on thier size and shape along with their visual appeal.
Tektite/Common-are glassy stone like objects associated with meteoric impacts.Their hardness is 5.5-6.5 and their crystal structure is amorphous. The name or word Tektite originates from the Greek word tektos which means molten. Tektites are formed when a meteorite hits the Earth and rocks and sediment are thrown into the air, when this rock and sediment falls cooling rapidly it forms into the glassy rock known as tektite. Common tektite powers are thought to be boosted by Moldavite, Libyan Desert Glass, and Tibetan Tektite.
Tektites are believed to facilitate communication with otherworldly realms and encourage spiritual growth. In some traditional societies, tektites are worn to promote fertility for both men and women. Although not a birthstone, tektite is affiliated with the zodiac signs Aries and Cancer. Sizes will vary.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment.