Dims: 3.16x0.55x0.47" (8.02x1.41x1.21cm)
Wt: 11.5ct (2.3g)
Al Kufra, Libia
This lechatelierite specimen is a fulgarite, the result of a lighting strike in desert sands. It is an extremely light and very thin shell, with many tiny holes. The color varies from light brown to nearly white, with many tiny black specks. A loupe reveals that the interior is smooth and glassy, while the outside is rough, as these crystals of sand were only partially melted and are welded in to the lechatelierite tube.