Authentic Fulgurite Lightning Sand Maracaibo Lightning Capital
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Lightning sand fulgurites, also called lechatelierite, are among the rarest geological specimens in the world. Created by one of nature's most powerful forces, a lightning strike bolt's temperature is hotter than the surface of the sun. The sand is literally "fried" into hollow tubes as the bolt drives its way through the ground at an incredible speed. These tubes, when found, can vary in size, texture, shape and color. The fulgurites characteristics are determined by the type of sand or soil the bolt travels through, and how tightly the grains were compacted and woven into the tube by the heat of the strike.
This fulgurite came from Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela. This region receives thousands of lightning strokes - with over 260 storm days per year! It is considered to be one of the lightning capitals of the world!
This all natural fulgurite lightning sand specimen has various prominences with coloring that is exceptional in every way! Dark gray to orange to white. It has a glass lined open interior.
Size: 2" L X 3/4" W X 3/4" D
This fulgurite ships in a display case, Certificate of Authenticity, and information about fulgurite lightning sand. Tag, tag stand, and acrylic base are all included.
This specimen is a top of the line collector's specimen. This is the real stuff like described in the movie "Sweet Home, Alabama."
The Lore and Folk History of Lightning Sand Promotes: Good Luck, Success, Enthusiasm, Motivation, Inspiration, Insight, Serendipity, Creativity, Hope, and a Renewal of Spirit.
Makes a great gift for: birthdays, awards, achievement, inspiration, encouragement, good luck, anniversary and wedding.
Only one like it in the world!
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