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Monday, December 12, 2011

Moldavite - Mystery Crystals from another world?

Well, this really sounds like a mundane topic, now doesn't it? Ha! Okay, maybe slightly otherworldly, but either way, moldavite is apart of Earth now...

There is some debate about the origin of this pretty-looking, glass-like crystal, but I'd say most people would agree that it came from some type of meteoric collision. Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia, stating such things: "It is also widely argued that the moldavite glass was formed 15 million years ago during the impact of a giant meteorite in present-day Nördlinger Ries. Splatters of rocks that were melted by the impact cooled while they were actually airborne and most fell in central Bohemia - traversed by Vltava river (German: Moldau). As such the glass can be found in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.
Isotope analysis of samples of moldavite have shown a beryllium-10 isotope composition typical of the Australasian and Ivory Coast tektites."

In case you're wondering, "tektites" simply means via Merriam-Webster Dictionary: a glassy body of probably meteoric origin. That definition is sort of funny because it is not often you'll see the word 'probably' when defining what a term means.

In metaphysics, which is how I came across these expensive, rare crystals while I was going through a phase where I was buying these metaphysical stones & crystals at an alarming rate - not to practise woo-woo metaphysics - but because I thought they were decorative and neat to look at; ha-ha!
Anyway, if you're an avid mystic, these mystery crystals from another world are believed by many to have special metaphysical powers and to supposedly be useful for the oddities that have incarnated into Earth from other sectors of the universe (I know the feeling - ha!). Hell, who knows, maybe it remedies nostalgia.
Personally, I think they are attractive but too expensive - due to their rarity. I read on Wikipedia that the total amount of Moldavite scattered around the world is estimated at only 275 tons. That isn't a whole lot, when you think about it in comparison with other things found on this planet. That 275 tons is counting all of the moldavite that hasn't been mined yet, so the number of circulated moldavite would be even smaller.

Other uses besides the supposed metaphysical properties and its obvious ornamental use, is hand-crafted jewellery.
I actually own a small piece of this otherworldly crystal, and it was quite expensive considering how small and lightweight it was. It was regular grade, as high-quality and/or museum grade would have been even more pricey.

Anyway, all this "from another world" talk brings me to the real reason for this post. I mainly just wanted to provide a friendly image (too bad it isn't larger) featuring an extraterrestrial body of rock colliding with the peace-loving blue planet known as Earth, below:

Related Blog Link: "Metaphysical Myths? Healing Stones & Crystals..."

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