Fulgurite (derived from the Latin root word "fulgur", meaning lightning) is formed by blossoming of electricity and silica when a thunder bolt of lightning strikes a dune of sand and such creates glassy crystal formations. This happens at really extreme temperatures which causes moisture to vaporize, and the remaining molten material fuses into a tube-like structure. Reestablishes power of life forces. It has aphrodisiatic qualities. It shall strengthen connections with other worlds. Also used for communication on all levels. Also used for divination. Very unusual and fun! This is a fun one to get children interested in the natural and supernatural worlds! NEAT!
Metaphysical Properties- This unusual stone from the Libyan desert is known for its ability to contact aliens and the spirit world. It can also be used in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders.
Numerology- Vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6.
Gemological Properties- 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).