Spherical Tektite

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Object Name: 
Spherical Tektite
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 7.8 cm
On Display
probably about 790,000 years old
Credit Line: 
Gift of Darryl S. Futrell
Primary Description: 
Opaque glassy non-volcanic terrestrial or extraterrestrial rock; almost spherical shape with area of inset canes on one side. Irregular, pitted surface, with deep grooves/channels all around one side. Pitted surface is mostly broken (hemispherical) bubbles. One flattened side (opposite the deep channels).
Futrell, Darryl S., Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2000 (2001) illustrated, pp. 4, 5, 15; BIB# AI98331