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Contents:  Fulgurites and Fossil fulgurites from Georgia (U.S.A.)

FULGURITES

from Southeast U.S. in Georgia, dug from a sandpit that sits well above the other land surrounding so it attracts numerous lightning strikes per year. 

Lechatelierite Var. Fulgurite is the varietal name given to fused Quartz, Si02, which has been fused by the action of lightning striking the Earth and locally melting the sand. The best known Fulgurites are found in Quartz sands, where the Fulgurites take the form of tubes, sometimes exceeding a half inch or more in diameter. This type of formation is called a Sand Fulgurite. As the lightning strikes the Earth and courses downward through the sand, the sand is instantly super heated (i.e., melted and fused). After cooling, glass-like hollow tubes (Fulgurites) can sometimes be located beneath the surface of the sand, generally decreasing in diameter and sometimes branching as they descend, sometimes extending for several feet. The outer surfaces sand fulgurites are often rough with adhering, unfused Quartz sand grains. The inner surfaces and openings of the tubes are usually smooth and glassy, in some specimens resembling an applied glaze, sometimes with blister-like bubbling present.  Rock Fulgurites are formed when lightning strikes the surface of a rock, melting and fusing the surface, and sometimes the interior of the rock.  The melting point of Si02 is 2950oF. The color of the glassy, fused Si02 varies from pale gray, to smoky gray, to shiny black. The name Fulgurite is from the Latin: FULGUR (lightning). 

In addition to having been found in terrestrial Fulgurites, Lechatelierite (natural fused Silica, Si02) has also been identified in the glass-like particles found in Tektites. This includes Australites, Darwin Glass, Indochinites, Javanites, Libyan Desert Glass, Moldavites, Philippinites, Bediasites, Muong Nong-type glass, and Aouelloul crater glass (Impactite). Lechatelierite is not present in Obsidian, a terrestrial glass-like material associated with volcanic activity.

All have holes through them, naturally

1/2" to 1-1/8" long, sets of 4 fulgurites

Set of 4



#R362-23  $20


#R362-26  $20
 

#R362-30  $20


#R362-33  $20


#R362-35  $20
 

#R362-37  $20


#R362-38  $20


#R362-39  $20


#R362-40  $20


#R362-42  $20


#R362-43  $20


#R362-45  $20


#R362-46  $20


#R362-47  $20


#R362-48  $20


#R362-49  $20


#R362-50  $20


#R362-52  $20


#R362-53  $20


#R362-54  $20
   

 

1-1/8 through 1-1/2" long, sets of 2 fulgurites

Set of 2



#R363-8  $16




#R363-9  $16




#R363-10  $16




#R363-11  $16




#R363-12  $16




#R363-13  $16




#R363-14  $16




#R363-15  $16




#R363-16  $16



 



 


#R363-19  $16

 

1-5/8 through 1-3/4" long, sets of 2 fulgurites

Set of 2



#R364-1  $20


#R364-5  $20


#R364-6  $20


#R364-17  $20


#R364-19  $20


#R364-20  $20


#R364-21  $20


#R364-24  $20


#R364-25  $20
 

#R364-29  $20
 


 

1-1/8 through 1-3/8" long - ONE fulgurite




#R364-100   $12




#R364-101   $12




#R364-102   $12




#R364-103   $12




#R364-104   $12




#R364-105   $12




#R364-106   $12




#R364-107   $12




#R364-108   $12




#R364-109   $12




#R364-110   $12




#R364-111   $12




#R364-112   $12




#R364-113   $12




#R364-114   $12




#R364-115   $12


 

1-1/2 through 1-5/8" long - ONE fulgurite




#R365-1  $13




#R365-2  $13




#R365-3  $13




#R3654-4  $13




#R365-5  $13




#R365-6  $13




#R365-7  $13




#R365-8  $13




#R365-9  $13




#R365-10  $13




#R365-11  $13




#R365-12  $13




#R365-13  $13




#R365-14  $13




#R365-15  $13




#R365-16  $13




#R365-17  $13




#R365-18  $13
   


 

1-3/4" long - ONE fulgurite




#R365-19  $13.50




#R365-20  $13.50




#R365-21  $13.50
 




#R365-23  $13.50




#R365-24  $13.50




#R365-25  $13.50




#R365-26  $13.50




#R365-27  $13.50




#R365-28  $13.50




#R365-29  open on side, shows glassy center  $13.50




#R365-30  $13.50




#R365-31  $13.50




#R365-32  $13.50




#R365-33  $13.50




#R365-34  $13.50


 

1-7/8 through 2" long - ONE fulgurite


#R365-38  $14


#R365-43  $14


#R365-45  $14


#R365-54  $14


#R365-62  $14


#R365-63  $14


#R365-64  $14


#R365-66  $14
 

#R365-69  $14


#R365-70  $14


#R365-71  $14


#R365-72  $14


#R365-73  $14


#R365-74  $14


#R365-75  $14


#R365-76  $14


#R365-77  $14


#R365-78  $14


#R365-79  $14


#R365-80  $14
 

#R365-82  $14


#R365-84  $14
 

#R365-89  $14


#R365-91  $14


#R365-92  $14


#R365-93  $14


#R365-95  $14


#R365-98  $14
 




#R365-100  $14




#R365-101  $14




#R365-102  $14




#R365-103  $14




#R365-104  $14




#R365-105  $14




#R365-106  $14




#R365-107  $14




#R365-108  $14




#R365-109  $14




#R365-110  $14




#R365-111  $14




#R365-112  $14




#R365-113  $14




#R365-114  $14




#R365-115  $14


 

2-1/8" long, ONE fulgurite


#R366-2  $16


#R366-22  $16


#R366-24  $16


#R366-30  $16


#R366-34  $16


#R366-37  $16
 

#R366-40  $16


#R366-41  $16


#R366-43  $16
 

#R366-44  $16


#R366-45  $16


#R366-48  $16


#R366-49  $16
 

#R366-50  $16
 

#R366-52  $16




#R366-53  $16

 

2-1/4" long, ONE fulgurite


#R367-3  $18


#R367-4  $18 


#R367-7  $18


#R367-14  $18


#R367-19  $18


#R367-24  $18


#R367-28  $18




#R367-29  $18




#R367-30  $18
     

 

2-3/8" long, ONE fulgurite


#R368-2  $20


#R368-8  $20


#R368-10  $20
 

 

2-1/2" long, ONE fulgurite


#R369-5  $22

 

2-5/8" long, ONE fulgurite

 

 

#R370-4  $24
 

 

2-3/4" long, ONE fulgurite



#R371-2  $26
 




#R371-6  $26





#R371-7  $26



#R371-14  $26

 

 

3" long, ONE fulgurite


#R373-8  $30


#R373-12  $30
   

 

3-1/8" long, ONE fulgurite


#R374-2  $32

 

 

COLLECTOR SIZES

3-3/8" long, and larger; ONE fulgurite, priced as marked

   

#R378-3

3-5/8" long

$42

 

#R383-2

4-3/8" long

$52

 

#R385-1

4-5/8" long

$52

 

FOSSILIZED FULGURITES

Found in the same area in Georgia, these are considered Fossils due to the color.

Most are now solid sand structure all the way through (no holes).

Called "petrified lightning", a great collectible; age not determined.  Priced as shown.

Multiple pieces, sizes and prices below

Set



#R398-1

Three pieces: two are 1-3/4” long, one is 1-3/8” long  $16


#R398-2
 
Two pieces:  2”, and 1.5”  $16


#R398-3
 
Two pieces: 2.5”, 1-7/8”  $16


#R398-4
 
Two pieces; 2”, 1-3/4”  $16


#R398-6
 
Two pieces, 2” each  $16
 
2 to 3" long; Avg weight: 4.5 ounces
 

#R399-2  $16

 

#R399-3  $16

 

#R399-4  $16

 

#R399-5  $16

 

#R399-6  $16

 

#R399-7  $16

 

#R399-8  $16

  

#R399-8-1  $16

 

#R399-8-2  $16
 

#R399-8-3  $16
 

#R399-8-4  $16
 

#R399-8-5  $16
 

#R399-8-6  $16
 

#R399-8-7  $16
 

#R399-8-8  $16
 

#R399-8-9  $16
 

#R399-8-10  $16
 

#R399-8-11  $16
   
3-1/4 to 4" long; avg weight 3.5 ounces unless marked

#R399-9  $20



#R399-10  $20

 

#R399-12  $20

#R399-13  $20

 

#R399-14  $20

 

#R399-14-1  $20
 

#R399-14-2  $20
 

#R399-14-3  $20
 

#R399-14-4  $20
 

#R399-14-5  6.4 oz  $20
 

#R399-14-6  6.8 oz  $20
4 to 5" long; weights given 
 

#R399-15

1.2 ounces  $24

 

#R399-16

5.4 ounces  $24

 

#R399-17

0.8 ounce  $24

 

#R399-17-1

2.1 oz  $24

#R399-17-2

4.3 oz  $24

#R399-17-3

5.8 oz  $24




#R399-17-4

2.0 oz  $24


#R399-17-5

10.5 oz  $24


#R399-17-6

4.6 oz  $24
5-1/4 to 6" long; weights as shown
    

#R399-19-1

5.6 ounces  $32

 

#R399-19-3

7.5 ounces  $32

Larger sizes, measured and priced as shown

#R399-20

6-3/8" long x 3" wide x 1-1/2" tall; 

Weight: 1 pound 0.1 ounces

$44

#R399-21

9" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1-1/2" thick; 

Weight 1 pound 3.5 ounces

$50

 

  

#R399-92

"The Submarine", 10-1/8" long x 2-1/4" wide x 1-3/4" tall; 

Weight 14.7 ounces

$79  SOLD

 

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