are long, hollow glassy tubes produced in the Earth by lightning
Some of the most beautiful fulgurites
occur in sandy areas, originating at the ground surface and extending
many feet to the water table. Underground, the lightning energy often bifurcates,
or branches, as it does in the sky. When the lightning energy is
into the ground, the soil melts at ~7000 Kelvin and then resolidifies
odd, hollow, tubular shapes, forming a fulgurite.
make beautiful displays in offices and museums, and are always a
conversational piece, their reputed power to enhance an individual's
drive and to accelerate healing cannot be overlooked. Furthermore,
are reputed to provide the link between the physical and non-physical
and to allow contact with alien civilizations.
A zircon fulgurite.
for sale by Lightning Byproducts, Inc. result from natural
around the world and from triggered lightning strikes in north central
for Lightning Research and Testing (the Center), a fulgurite from a
lightning strike was excavated in the summer of 1997 that the Guinness
Book of World Records has acclaimed the World's
Longest Excavated Fulgurite. The Center also studies lightning by
a four foot rocket trailing a grounding wire toward storm clouds
lightning to be triggered and channeled back to ground via the wire.
record information about the lightning strike such as current and
and magnetic fields.
addition to normal
sand, artificial "ground" materials such as zircon and diamond dust can
be exposed to the energy of the strike using triggered lightning. As
the sand, this material is fused into hollow tubes, often producing
formed to market the material remaining after lightning strikes. In
to offering fulgurites, Lightning Byproducts also sells lightning
by-products such as lightning photographs and data for natural and
lightning strikes. Framed and unframed photographs
are available in sizes up to 36" x 24". Lightning Byproducts also
customers to 'fulguritize'
your own media- including exotic sands, gemstones, crystals, your
soil, favorite beach's sand, or even your spatula collection.
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your own material, contact Andrew.