Moldavite's formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite in what is now the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic, approximately 14.8 million years ago. Most specimens are found strewn throughout that area. Farmers often turned up pieces of Moldavite when ploughing field, and Moldavite miners sift and dig through loose sands and gravels.
It is believed to be created when a meteor impacts with enough velocity that it vaporises its self and surrounding materials. These vapors are ejected back up into the atmosphere where they solidify and rain back down as solids.
Moldavite is called the Grail stone because it can show you the path to spiritual enlightenment. It is a stone of transformation as it tends to bring positive life changes in an accelerated manner. It is also said to be the stone of those who feel that their spiritual origins lie in the Pleiades, Orion and Sirius star systems.
Moldavite is a type of tektite but there are other forms as well. Tektites are usually black or olive green. The word tektite comes from the Greek work tektos, meaning molten. There are four known strewn fields, the European strewnfiled, which has yeilded the Moldavites; age 15 million years. The Australasian strewnfield, mostly black. North American strewnfield, Texas yields black whilst Georgia yields green; age 34 million years. The Ivory Coast strewnfield (Ghana) yields black; age 1 million years.
A Meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space which survives impact with the earth's surface.When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting - falling star.