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2" Fulgurite Petrified Lighting Strike Sahara Desert Morocco

$14.99

Location: Morocco

Weight: 0.3 Ounces 

Dimensions: 2 Inches Long, 1.3 Inches Wide, 1.1 Inches Thick

The Item pictured is the one you will receive.


Fulgurite is a type of natural glass formed when lightning strikes sandy soil or sand dunes, creating a unique geological phenomenon. This process occurs when the intense heat generated by a lightning bolt fuses the grains of sand together, resulting in the formation of fulgurite tubes or branches. Petrified lightning, also known as fossilized lightning or lightning rock, is another term used to describe fulgurite.

The Sahara Desert in Morocco is one of the regions where fulgurites can be found. The desert's vast expanse of sandy terrain and frequent thunderstorms make it an ideal environment for the formation of these unique geological structures. Fulgurites can range in size from small, delicate tubes to larger, more intricate branching patterns.

Fulgurites are composed mainly of silica, which is the primary component of sand. When lightning strikes the ground, temperatures can reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius (54,000 degrees Fahrenheit), causing the sand to melt and fuse together rapidly. The resulting fulgurite structures preserve the shape and texture of the surrounding sand grains.


 


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