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Fulgurite

PRODUCT TYPE: Fossil

 

One fulgurite formation displayed in an acrylic case.

A perfect addition for your fossil collection.

 

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Fulgurite

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TIME SCALE
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FOSSIL DETAILS

Specimen: Fulgurite

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Size: .75"-1.5"

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TIME SCALE

This table contains the geological time periods of the past 2.5 billion years on Earth to aid in understanding age immense age of these fossils.

(Ma = Mega-annum = 1,000,000 years)
EON ERA PERIOD EXTENT (Ma) DURATION (Ma)
Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary 2.588–Present 2.588+
Neogene 23.03–2.588 20.4
Paleogene 66.0–23.03 42.9
Mesozoic Cretaceous 145.5–66.0 79.5
Jurassic 201.3–145.0 56.3
Triassic 252.17–201.3 50.9
Paleozoic Permian 298.9–252.17 46.7
Carboniferous 358.9–298.9 60
Devonian 419.2–358.9 60.3
Silurian 443.4–419.2 24.2
Ordovician 485.4–443.4 42
Cambrian 541.0–485.4 55.6
Proterozoic Neoproterozoic Ediacaran 635.0–541.0 94
Cryogenian 850–635 215
Tonian 1,000–850 150
Mesoproterozoic Stenian 1,200–1,000 200
Ectasian 1,400–1,200 200
Calymmian 1,600–1,400 200
Paleoproterozoic Statherian 1,800–1,600 200
Orosirian 2,050–1,800 250
Rhyacian 2,300–2,050 250
Siderian 2,500–2,300 200
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FULGURITE

Fulgurites are natural tubes or crusts of glass formed by the fusion of silica (quartz) sand or rock from a lightning strike. By definition, it can be considered petrified or fossilized lightning.

All lightning strikes that hit the ground are capable of forming fulgurites. A temperature of 2,100 degrees kelvin is required to instantaneously melt sand and form a fulgurite, and lightening strikes are known to exceed 30,000° K.

For one tiny moment, this may have been the hottest point on Earth, perhaps even exceeding the temperature of the Earth's core (6,000° K.)

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Fulgurite was exactly as pictured and described, in a sturdy, attractive, professional looking case, with an information card all about the item. Everything came safe, secure, and individually packaged. Also, shipping was superfast! Would do business with again!

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