THE HEAVIEST TEKTITES

Written By Aubrey Whymark 2007-2017

Australasian Strewnfield: Indochinite Muong Nong-type layered tektites or impact glasses.

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ABOVE: Weight distribution of the largest Muong Nong-type layered tektites / impact glasses.

Vietnam:

Weight: 2.9 kilos
Ranking: #1 heaviest Muong Nong-type in Vietnam 
Strewnfield: Australasian
Locality: Vietnam (no details)
Type: MUONG NONG-TYPE
Reference: Email from Erland D. Jensen (unseen by myself)
Collection: Unknown

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China:

Weight: 10.79kg
Ranking:
Heaviest Muong Nong-type tektite in China
Strewnfield:
Australasian
Locality:
Near Wenchang, Hainan, China
Type:
Muong Nong-type
Reference:
Futrell D. S. and Wasson J. T. 1993
Collection:
Unknown

LEFT: A 10.79kg Muong Nong-type tektite from Hainan, China. Image taken from Futrell and Wasson, 1993.

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Thailand:

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Weight: 29 kg
Ranking: 
Possibly the heaviest Muong Nong-type tektite in Thailand and in the world. Not confirmed as a tektite to my knowledge.
Strewnfield:
Australasian
Locality:
Purchased from Thailand
Type:
Muong Nong-type
Reference:
Email 15 July 2008. No further information. 
Collection:
Mr Lim, Singapore

LEFT & BELOW : A 29kg Muong Nong tektite from Thailand. Owned by Mr Lim. When I see the photos I'm not 100% convinced. It's a little too vesicular for my liking - what do you think? I would love to get more info on this specimen or see it in real life.

Weight: ?28 kg
Ranking: 
Possibly the heaviest/second heaviest Muong Nong-type tektite in Thailand
Strewnfield:
Australasian
Locality:
Thailand
Type:
Muong Nong-type
Reference:
Email by Dirk Ross 25 May 2007. No further information. (??Same as above 29kg specimen??)
Collection:
Bangkok

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Weight: 12.8 kg
Ranking:
Heaviest well recorded Muong-Nong type tektite in Thailand and the world.
Strewnfield:
Australasian
Locality:
Amphoe Khemarat, NE Thailand
Type:
Muong Nong-type 
Reference:
Barnes V. E. 1971
Collection:
Unknown
LEFT: A 12.8 kg Muong Nong-type tektite from Thailand. Image taken from Barnes, 1971.

Cambodia:

Weight: 3,200g
Ranking:
Heaviest Muong Nong-type tektite from Cambodia
Strewnfield: Australasian
Locality:
--
Type:
Muong Nong-type 
Reference:
Povenmire H. 2003
Collection:
Unknown

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Laos:

Weight: 24.1 kg / over 24 kg
Ranking:
Heaviest Muong Nong-type tektite from Laos
Strewnfield: Australasian
Locality:
No data
Type:
Muong Nong-type (fragment of larger mass)
Reference:
Povenmire H. 2003
Collection:
Unknown. ?House of Gems in Bangkok [shop]? See Futrell D. S. and Wasson J. T. 1993 and King E. A. & Koeberl C. 1991

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