Natural Fragmented – Moldavites

These moldavites are likely to have been dissolved in the sediment, and were later recovered with all their parts. A moldavite such as this is often broken into two to three pieces.

The most common time that the sediment is disintegrated is during diageneses, which are the processes of “maturation”, and “settling”. Moldavite can burst due to the pressure of its upper layers. Moldavites with refractive surface corrode over time and can be sculpted. Moldavite pieces that are found together are often only a few millimeters apart. It is possible to assemble pieces which are several meters apart in rare cases.

Another way to create a moldavite puzzle is through the decomposition of the moldavite due to tension created after removing it sediment. The moldavite may break down into small splinters. The refractive surface is glossy at this time.

Moldavites saw a dramatic change in the way they viewed the Earth’s surfaces. It was caused by a combination of chemical and mechanical factors. The breaking and cracking moldavites was significant. It led to the creation of partial primary shapes and fractured shapes . It occurred during dropping and geological transportation, as well as spontaneously due the internal stress in sediments.