Fulgurite, from Algeria (No.72)

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Fulgurite, from Algeria (No.72)Fulgurite, from Algeria
"Petrified Lightning" Formed when lightning hits sand

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

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

Also know as Petrified Lightening, Lechatelierite (a variety)