[meteorite-list] New type of fake moldavite coming soon?
From: Aubrey Whymark <tinbider_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 05:52:12 +0100 (BST)
I have to say that is a nice looking fake moldavite and as a piece of artwork I want one! I can see how one could be fooled by it though and it is dangerous. Simply the size and very flat shape with square edges give it away as being a fake though. One can see that if this fake was refined it could become tricky to distinguish fakes from the genuine article.
I have a fakes page at http://www.tektites.co.uk/fake-frauds.html, but not updated for a while. Also check out Milan's known fake from China - This is a very similar piece and I bet this came from the same place - again too large and flat. See page http://www.tektites.co.uk/european-tektite-forum-2011.html and then go to the powerpoint presentation 'Milan Trnka's Collection Part 2 of 3' and look at slide 126. You'll also see what genuine large moldavites look like in this powerpoint presentation.
I would be interested to find out how this was made. Looks like a piece of bottle glass that has been carved. The radiating pattern is not natural and therefore HF would not bring this out.
I think before buying anything of value you have to know your subject area well and I always recommend buying from the source (or a known reliable dealer/collector).
> > From: veomega at gmail.com
> > Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:15:01 -0500
> > To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> > Subject: [meteorite-list] New type of fake moldavite
> coming soon?
> > My buddy Justin at The-Vug just put out a new article
> > Fakeminerals.com about a new type of fake moldavite
> that has been
> > recently spotted in China:
> > http://www.fakeminerals.com/?p=146
> > I'm not sure if this is the material people are
> already familiar with,
> > or if it is indeed a new type, but it's impressive
> > - Yinan
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Received on Tue 02 Aug 2011 12:52:12 AM PDT