Item Number: 3152969
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- Includes a Fulgurite "fossilized lightning" Fragment.
- Certificate of Authenticity included.
- Dimensions: 8"x10" photograph, 13"x16" wooden frame.
When Lightning Strikes...
This dramatic image of a lightning strike is framed to include a fulgurite fragment. Commonly known as 'petrified lightning', fulgurites are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes. They are formed when lightning instantaneously melts silica on a conductive surface and fuses grains together; the entire process only takes about one second. The fulgurite tube is the cooled product; the color varies depending on the composition of the sand they formed in, ranging from black or tan to green or a translucent white. The size also varies; the longest fulgurite to have been found is a little over 4.9 meters in length, and was found in northern Florida.