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Lechatelierite Fulgurite

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Lechatelierite Fulgurite

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Locality: 
Mahbès, Jdiriya, Es Semara, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra Region, Morocco
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
25.4 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm
Weight: 
28.00gr
Description

Lechatelierite is a naturally fused, amorphous silica or glass, formed when lightning strikes sand or other silica-rich, wet sediments, creating so-called fulgurites, hollow tubes that are often irregular and branched (like the lightning that created them). This is a very exceptional, big specimen from a hardly attainable locality. As Western Sahara is not an official state, the locality is often given as 'Mauritania'.

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