Fulgurite, from Algeria (No.72)

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Fulgurite, from Algeria (No.72)Fulgurite, from Algeria
"Petrified Lighting" Formed when lighting hits sand

Measurements Approx.
Height - 1.2 cm
Width - 1 cm
Length - 2.4 cm

Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur, meaning "lighting") Naturally fused quartz with various impurities giving brown shades of colour. Formed from the effect of lightening strikes in deserts.

Also know as Petrified Lightening, Lechatelierite (a variety)