Tectites are rocks that are formed when a meteorite hits the Earth's surface. During the impact, the rocks at the impact site are remelted to form a new rock - tektite, which is usually glassy in texture and can be referred to as natural glass.
The term tektite comes from the Greek word tektós, meaning molten.
Tektites are found in southern Bohemia and western Moravia, SE Asia, Australia, Chile, Ivory Coast and the United States.
They are therefore called, according to their place of discovery, moldavites, indochinites, australites, ivorites, Libyan glass, irgizites, atacamaites, bediasites and georgianites. Those in bold can be found below in our offer.