Guang Dong

Name: Guang Dong
Location: China

These unusual jet black tektites are from mainland China. Natural specimens from Guang Dong, China generally show 

more unusual shapes with much deeper pitting and furrowing than other tektites. Since no one has ever seen a tektite 

being made their true origin is not yet known it is believed that they were formed approximately 15 million years ago 

when a huge meteorite collided with the earth with such force that melted rock and meteoritic fragments are thrown at 

high speeds into the upper atmosphere. Here they cool and harden, preserving their splashed, melted shape, later they 

                                          rained down on China. Tektites are found in areas that often our thousands of miles apart.


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