Chilean Ventifact (MASSIVE 4kg)

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$960.00

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At first glance it is often suspected that these distinctive stones have been shaped by humans, so people often misidentify them as ancient tools or weapons, however, they are naturally formed by a combination of wind and sand, the word Ventifact translates directly to "formed by the wind".

In order to form Ventifacts, you need two or three opposing winds, a supply of suitable stones and sand. Over time the surfaces of the stones are sandblasted and take on their distinctive shape. There are only a few places in the world where conditions are right for this to occur.

This Massive Ventifact we bought off a lifelong collector who has had this in his collection for close to 50 years!! He found this piece in the Atacama desert in Chile, South America almost half a century ago... A very special piece!

Length: 720mm / 72cm
Width: 90mm
Height: 80mm
Weight: 4000g / 4kg