Rick Self

Rick Self is a Bediasite hunter and collector and runs the website Bediasites.com. He lives in southeast Texas, about 20 miles north of the North American strewn field where Bediasites have been found. His website is a great resource. I particularly enjoy seeing the photos of the find locations!

Bediasites are extremely interesting. They represent the medial tektites from the Chesapeake impact 35 million years ago. Effectively they are the same as Philippinites from the 0.803 million year old Australasian impact event. Understand Philippinites and you understand the much rarer Bediasites!

 

ABOVE: Close-up view of a Bediasite.

ABOVE: 28.4g Bediasite.

ABOVE: 21g Bediasite. This is a classic Bediasite core, which resembles a Philippinite core - a fine example of a medial distance tektite!

ABOVE: 14.1g Bediasite. Check out the U-groove - exactly the same as in Philippinites.

ABOVE: 12.3g Bediasite.

ABOVE: 11.0g Bediasite.

ABOVE: 6.0g Bediasite.

ABOVE: 3.9g Bediasite.

ABOVE: 23.4g Bediasite.

ABOVE: Small 0.7g Bediasite that illustrates greenish colour.