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Fulgurite Lightning Sand "Champion"

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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Delve into the captivating world of fulgurites, those enigmatic formations born from the union of lightning and sand. This remarkable specimen, hailing from the exotic shores of New Zealand, is aptly named “Champion.”

Fulgurites: A Dance of Lightning and Earth

Fulgurites, often called “fossilized lightning,” emerge when the heavens unleash their electric fury upon the terrestrial canvas. Imagine a fierce and unyielding lightning bolt piercing the sandy embrace of the Earth. In that electrifying moment, magic happens.

  1. The Fiery Fusion:

    • Champion, our New Zealand fulgurite, owes its existence to this celestial dance. Lightning strikes the ground, channeling its immense energy into the silica-rich quartzose sand.
    • The result? A rapid transformation—a fusion of sand grains, sintered and vitrified, forming glassy tubes and branching assemblages.
  2. The Silent Sculptor:

    • Champion embodies strength and resilience. Its form echoes the lightning bolt's path, a testament to nature’s artistry.
    • Picture a looming figure—strong, sturdy, and threatening. Yet, paradoxically, it exudes a haunting beauty. Draped in white and black speckled sand grains, it stands unyieldingly transfixed in time.
    • The Elemental Symphony:

      • Champion’s composition mirrors the capriciousness of lightning itself. Its chemical makeup varies, shaped by the very material the lightning bolt struck.
      • Lechatelierite, an amorphous silica glass, dominates its structure. Its hollow core, hints of crystallized energy, captured in smooth black glass that lines its chamber. 
    • The Legacy of Thunderbolts:

      • Centuries ago, the Romans knew of fulgurites. They dug up thunderbolts (“condere fulmina”) from sandy shores.
      • Even Charles Darwin marveled at fulgurites, recognizing their ancient allure.  

Fulgurites are called "fossilized lightning" and were made romantically legendary by the Hollywood movie "Sweet Home, Alabama."

Lightning bolts, when they strike sand or soil and fuse them, are hotter than the temperature of the surface of the Sun. They make remarkable shapes, beautiful glass tubes, and visually appealing shards. A select few, like this one, are distinctive in shape and color—the colors of this fulgurite range from white to gray and black.

Size: 2 1/2" L X 3/4" W X 5/8" D; Location found: New Zealand; Photos are of the front, side and back. This fulgurite is shown on a lighted base (in the video) and it is not included, however these bases are easily available on Amazon.

The Lore of fulgurite lightning sand promotes good luck, hope, success, enthusiasm, motivation, insight, inspiration, luck, creativity, a renewal of spirits, and new beginnings.

This dynamic fulgurite ships with a protective case, tag, tag stand, Certificate of Authenticity, and information about fulgurite lightning sand. A square 2" beveled square plexiglass base and mineral tack are included to secure the fulgurite to its base.

Fulgurites are among the top 5 most exciting gifts in the world. Not many fulgurites are nicer than this!

Buy this fascinating fulgurite from New Zealand for the champion in your life!


This fulgurite is Guaranteed Authentic. It was legally collected and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand, acrylic base and artist tack.