Searching for Bediasite Tektites in Texas
Mason, Morris H.
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Thirty-five million years ago a very large object collided with the earth in the Chesapeak Bay area of the United States east coast. During the collision, molten earthly material was created. It "splashed" up and rained back down in Georgia and Texas. The glassy material rocks (ejecta) that fell to the earth from this collision are called tektites. The tektites that fell and have been found by a number of collectors and scientists over the years are named after a town and the native inhabitants that lived near the current town of Bedias, Texas. A summary of the six years of research done on these extraordinary rocks will be presented in the form of a poster along with real examples of the bediasite tektites on display.
Advisor: Charles Nelson