Fulgurite

(by Shumadra) Fulgurite is formed when lightning strikes dry quartz sand. The temperature from electrical resistance in the ground can get so high that the sand melts (about and later hardens into fragile tubes of lechatelierite [silica glass].

This is a sphere made in the laboratory with a particle accelerator. The latter reach 99.5% of the speed of light. The particles then charge a large kinetic energy measured in millions of electrons Volts or MeV.  The acrylic resin sphere is placed in the particle beam. By meeting the sphere the particles do not stop immediately: they lose energy progressively by striking the molecules of acrylic and form this magnificent fan dendritic resembling a "mini flash".

* I think these are man made* Fulgurite Sphere. Also known as Lightning Glass, these delicate, root-like formations are created when lightning strikes rock, instantly melting and fusing the stone into a preserved model of the lightning.

Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur meaning thunderbolt) are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes.[1] They are formed when lightning with a temperature of at least 1,800 °C (3,270 °F) instantaneously melts silica on a conductive surface and fuses grains together; the fulgurite tube is the cooled product.[2] This process occurs over a period of around one second,[3] and leaves evidence of the lightning path and its dispersion over the…

Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur meaning thunderbolt) are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, silica, or soil by lightning

Lightning meets sand. The result is called fulgurite. Natural creation of art.

lightning strikes sand on the beach Lightning meets sand. The result is called fulgurite. Natural creation of art.

Crystals & Stones:  #Wavelite, from Arkansas, USA.

Wavellite: Avant Mine, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas Dimensions x x cm. Thingofinterest: a phosphate mineral with formula F) WAVELLITE is perhaps the second best known collectable mineral in Arkansas, quartz being the first.

Fulgurite, the name for fossilized lightning, are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, or silica, or soil by lightning strikes and are formed when lightning with a temperature of at least 1,800 degrees Celsius / 3272 Fahrenheit instantaneously melts silica on a conductive surface and fuses grains together.

Fulgurites: High-Glass Digs Where Lightning Goes To Die

Petrified Lightning --Fulgurites, or “petrified lightning”, are the glassy trails of lightning strikes left in sandy soil or exposed rocks. As fragile as they are beautiful, fulgurites are the next best thing to holding a lightning bolt in your hand!

fulgurite petrified lightning glass

fulgurite petrified lightning glass

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When Lightning Hits The Sand: The Story of Fulgurite

When Lightning Hits The Sand: The Story of Fulgurite – Our State Magazine

Mount Shasta with Green Butte in the foreground, a watercolor now hanging at Scott Valley Bank. The Green Butte summit seen in this painting is a hefty hike from the top of Everitt Memorial Highway. Climbers are rewarded with incredible views and discovery of abundant fulgurites ... glassy tracks in the rocks formed when lightning strikes a rock, melting and fusing the surface.

Kim Solga - Paintings Landscapes Mount Shasta Green Butte Old Ski Bowl California watercolor--beautiful colors & use of white space

Fulgurite

Fulgurite

Fulgurite.  This is what can happen when lightening strikes in sand.

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Fulgurite - created when lightning strikes sand

Fulgurite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia // "Sometimes referred to as petrified lightning, they are natural hollow glass tubes formed by lightning strikes in quartzose sand, silica, or soil.

When a bolt of lightning hit sand a glass formation is created call a fulgurite. This is project is about using this powerful phenomenon of nature to create design objects.

Master of lightning When a bolt of lightning hit sand a glass formation is created call a fulgurite. This project is about using this powerful phenomenon of nature to create design objects. By Elliott Dahlgren Straat.

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