Tektite Fragment

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Object Name: 
Tektite Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.1, W: 4.7, Th: 1.7
On Display
probably about 790,000 years old
Primary Description: 
Nonvolcanic terrestrial or extraterrestrial glass. Very dark brown, appearing black; roughly circular, with plano-convex cross section. Surface is matte to slightly glossy and extensively pitted, especially on flat surface, with pits up to 0.7 cm across. Scattered, deeply embedded light brown and orange-brown dirt/deposits.
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show