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A tektite from the strewn field in Australia.
- ‘Charles Darwin made the first scientific study of tektites (Australites) during his famous five year voyage on HMS Beagle.’
- ‘In regard to the Australites, it is clear from cross sectional analysis that they are a remelted object.’
- ‘The whole tektite subject has been problematic for generations, and the Australites nicely capture and expand this theme.’
- ‘The flanged Australites are the most fascinating of the tektites and their surface features are the best understood.’
- ‘Many thousands of Australites have been washed into shallow lakes or depressions and are now found on claypans, and shallow drainage depressions.’
- ‘This Australite tektite is an example of rare tektites which have flanges around their margins.’
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