Large Sand Fulgurite

Object Name: 
Large Sand Fulgurite

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Object Name: 
Large Sand Fulgurite
Accession Number: 
2009.7.2
Dimensions: 
Overall (a) L: 29.0 cm, W (max): 8.4 cm; Overall (b): L: 20.7 , W (max): 13.4 cm; Overall (c) L: 12.8 cm, W (max): 9.4 cm; Overall (d) L: 6.8 cm, W (max): 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
collected in 2008
Primary Description: 
Four pieces of a large grey tubular shaped object created from fused Quartz, Si02, which has been fused by the action of lightning striking the Earth and locally melting the sand. In addition there are 2 bags of smaller pieces of fulgurite.
Provenance: 
Mineralogical Research Company, Source