The term Tektite derived from the Greek τηκτός tēktós, meaning molten. This unique natural glass forms when molten material of primarily terrestrial origin is forcefully ejected during a meteorite impact, as the debris re-enters the atmosphere it undergoes rapid cooling & then solidifies to form Tektites. Depending on the force of impact this distal ejecta can often be found hundreds or thousands of kilometres away from the impact site. The chemical composition of Tektites varies depending on the impact location yet they are always high in silica (68-82%) & generally contain 10-14% alumina, lesser iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium & titanium.

Although tektites are superficially & visually similar to Obsidians & natural volcanic glasses, they have distinctively different physical characteristics. The main delineation is water content Tektites contain virtually no water. Comparatively volcanic glasses contain high amounts of water. Due to their high water & volatiles content when heated to melting point they exhibit a high foam reaction. When a Tektite is heated to melting point it produces only a few bubbles, this is due to its low water & volatiles content. Basically because of the explosive & super heating process involved in the creation of Tektites the water & other volatiles are cooked out or evaporated from the remaining structure. The silica composition of Tektites is high generally over 65%. However the bulk chemical & isotopic composition is closer to that of shales or certain sedimentary rocks & significantly different to that of terrestrial volcanic glasses. Tektites will often contain particles or bands of Lechatelierite a type of silica glass, which is not found in terrestrial volcanic glasses. The final delineation is partly melted inclusions of shocked or unshocked mineral grains such as Quartz, Zircon, Apatite & Coesite, though these inclusions only occur in a few Tektites.

In consideration of morphology & physical characteristics Tektites are divided into four groups. 1- Splash-form (normal) tektites, 2- Aerodynamically shaped tektites, 3- Muong Nong-type (layered) tektites & 4- Microtektites less than 1 mm in size & typically found in deep-sea sediments. Tektites greatly rang in size & shape from as small as millimetres with barely any weight up to the largest of 15kg found in south east Asia.

Metaphysical Properties

A stone of wealth, abundance & fertility, Tektites are life givers & birth the new into the physical world. Both feared & revered for centuries Tektites have a powerful magic they can be used to harness both life & death. They hold immense Shamanic power that’s aids the shedding of old & growth of new. Excellent at manifesting they assist with all aspects of creation. Releases energy blockages that hold one back, they help us move forward swiftly, accelerating spiritual growth & awareness. Teaches us how to persevere with resilience through difficult challenging times & find light in darkness. They cast of negative energy & facilitate letting go of the old, helping turn painful experience into beautiful life lessons which strengthen the soul. Tektites resonate with & purify all chakras, they open the third eye & facilitates inter-dimensional communication. Assist in translating other frequencies or energies they channel ancient wisdom & knowledge.

A strong amplifier of all energy as well as other crystals. Opens new levels of awareness enhancing connectivity to all energies. Connects to other worlds, alternate realms & ancient beings. Awakens dormant psychic powers opening doorways to the soul’s life purpose. Releases karmic ties, dissolves past life contracts & seals karmic wounds. A powerful protector which shields from negative energies Tektites prevent energetic or entity attachments & make an excellent talisman, amulet or protection charm.

They stimulate Kundalini life force energy making them excellent for sexual discovery & learning how to embrace ones own sexuality without fear or negative judgments. Helps to build sexual confidence, they support one to be comfortable & happy within their own skin. They harness sexual creation energy & activate the lower three chakras releasing any trauma, shame or guilt held in these areas. Tektites assist in building a strong self love & good personnel boundaries, they eradicates negative thinking & critical mental programming. Tektites are an excellent spiritual ally they unify all elemental aspects of life & create a cohesive conductive energy guiding us seamlessly from one point of a cycle to the next. Never allowing stagnation they bring the gift of hope, new opportunities & infinite future possibilities.     

Crystal Healing 
Assists reproductive organs, fertility issues, infections, degenerative disorders, anti-ageing, balances hormones. Removal of parasites. Mental relaxation, anxiety & stress.

Group: Impact Glasses - Tektites
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 6-7
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Lustre: Vitreous
Streak: White
Specific Gravity: 2.2-2.8
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
R.I: 1.4 – 1.6
Colour: Green, brown, yellow, black, white, grey, colourless.
Birefringence: None
Pleochroism: Absent

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