Fulgurite

Fulgurite

Fulgurite is the name given to glassy tubes of crystal formed by lightning strikes on sand or other silica-rich soil.  The meaning of the word Fulgurite comes from the Latin 'Fulgar', which means lightening. The lightening strike creates a Fulgurite by releasing a huge amount of energy into the earth. For an instant, the heat when the lightening … [Read more...]