Tektite

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Object Name: 
Tektite
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2000.7.19
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 7.8 cm, D: 5.4 cm, Th: 2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably about 790,000 years old
Credit Line: 
Gift of Darryl S. Futrell
Primary Description: 
Nonvolcanic terrestrial or extraterrestrial glass. Cloth tag “105” on bottom. Almost oval, flattened shape. Both flat sides are slightly concave, one more than the other. Irregular, deeply pitted, rough, surface, with some very deep grooves/channels on one side. Smooth areas around the ends and sides.
Provenance: 
Futrell, Darryl S., Source
2000-01-30
Venue(s)
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