Fulgurite(lightning strike)

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Fulgurites are natural glass formations formed when lightning strikes sandy soil or rock, instantly melting the silica present and creating tubular structures. These unique formations are often found in desert regions where lightning strikes are common. Algeria, with its vast expanses of desert terrain, is a notable hotspot for fulgurite formation. The intense heat generated by lightning bolts fusing with the silica-rich sand produces intricate and often delicate fulgurites. These glassy structures can range in size and shape, from small, branching tubes to larger, more elaborate formations. Fulgurites hold both scientific and cultural significance, offering insights into the geological processes involved in lightning strikes and inspiring awe and fascination with their natural beauty and mysterious origins.
Fulgurites: Mother Nature’s Glass

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