Exogenic Fulgurite   From lightning strike that occurred in Oswego, New York on August 25, 2008.  Collected by Jeffery Shallit of Kitchener, Ontario and nephew and sons (Joseph, Jonah and Arlo).  Reference Rocks & Minerals magazine, May June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no. 3, p. 264-70.  This is an exceptionally large (second longest known from the occurrence) example of these rare forms.  It measures 13.2 cm long and is sturdy.  It has it all but is mainly composed of a single long filament.  A 4.5 cm doubly-terminated filament is attached in parallel alignment on one end and several other spherical and tadpole shaped attachments are on the other.  A small white sphere is attached close to the piece’s midline.  The piece is glassy in most areas and shows a frosted or sand coated texture in others.  The there is no damage to the body of the specimen but neither end shows a full, tapered point like all the attachments do.  This is an exceptional piece in all regards.  $500

Exogenic Fulgurite

SKU: GD-0945