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How to recognise fake fossils:

http://www.fossilmuseum.net/

collect/fossilfakes.htm​​​​​​​

  

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jurassic-coast/all-about-fossils/fossil-

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The rocks and minerals of Minecraft​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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FULGURITES ('PETRIFIED LIGHTNING') - North Africa (NEW STOCK)

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FULGURITES
(‘PETRIFIED LIGHTNING’)
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​​​​​​​(NEW STOCK)


Sahara Desert, North Africa

In desert areas of the world, hollow tubes of silica glass with a corrugated surface and spongy texture can be found, the origin of which was a puzzle. It is now known that they are formed when a lightning bolt strikes sand and instantly melts the sand grains along its path at a temperature exceeding 1,800° Celsius. 

They were created in a fraction of a second and are a permanent record of the path of lightning through the ground. 
They have been given the name ‘fulgurites’ after the Latin fulgur, meaning thunderbolt. 

Please note:  The photographs are typical examples of what we have.  You will receive the best example from our current stock.

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Size:  Minimum 5 centimetres long
Weight:  varies


Price per piece with label

PRICE: £10.00