BIG Ground Fulgurites For Sale

 

          Over 800 specimens comprise this strike and I am just beginning to photograph and sell them.  These include both the typical Ground Fulgurites often seen for sale at mineral shows and on the internet as well as the rarer exogenic variety of fulgurites.  They comprise the largest known grouping of exogenic fulgurites, as well as an enormous lot of ground fulgurite all created at the same lightning strike in Oswego, New York State. 

         The strike which produced all of these fulgurite specimens occurred on August 2nd, 2008.  The strike occurred at 432739.65 N latitude by 76302.22 W longitude between the roadway and sidewalk on 100 East Cayuga Street at an elevation of 88.4 meters above sea level.  This is approximately six city blocks from the southeastern edge of Lake Ontario.  The site was composed of four distinct impact spots.  The entire strike site was approximately five meters in length and two meters in width.  A paper documenting the occurrence and describing its scientific significance has been published in Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.

The Oswego, New York, exogenic fulgurite occurrence represents only the second occurrence of these unusual fulgurites to be documented, the first being the Elko, Nevada, occurrence, found in 1997 (Mohling, J. W. 2004. Exogenic fulgurites from Elko County, Nevada: A new class of fulgurites associated with large soil-gravel fulgurite tubes.  Rocks & Minerals LXXIX: 334-40). 

 

 

 

FONY-060

FONY-060      Ground Fulgurite   Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  From lighting strike on August 2, 2008, ref. Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.  Collected by Michael R. Walter, August 25th, 2008.  An enormous section (split open and showing the interior clearly) of ground fulgurite.  Lots of exposed glass in central core.  Exterior has pebbles fused to it up to 3.5 cm.  18.3 cm overall.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-061

FONY-061      Ground Fulgurite   Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  From lighting strike on August 2, 2008, ref. Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.  Collected by Michael R. Walter, August 25th, 2008.  A large fulgurite section that does not show a hollow central core like most.  Typical material with some small pebbles fused to surface.  13.1 cm.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-062

FONY-062     Ground Fulgurite   Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  From lighting strike on August 2, 2008, ref. Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.  Collected by Michael R. Walter, August 25th, 2008.   impressive specimen, heavy and hollow.  This fine example has lots of interesting features one of which is all the attached materials.  16.7 cm with pebbles to 5 cm each.  The most notable one, and largest, is a shale pebble that has split to to the heat it was exposed to.  Numerous small branches.  It is firmly embedded in the fulgurite as are all pebbles on these specimens.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-063

FONY-063      Ground Fulgurite   Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  From lighting strike on August 2, 2008, ref. Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.  Collected by Michael R. Walter, August 25th, 2008.  A very fine piece with one end showing the hollow entry and other end being solid.  Lots of branches  and pebble to 2 cm each.  14.5 cm.  $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-064

FONY-064      Ground Fulgurite   Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  From lighting strike on August 2, 2008, ref. Rocks and Minerals magazine, May/ June 2011 issue, vol. 86, no.3, p. 264-270.  Collected by Michael R. Walter, August 25th, 2008.  A fantastic example with classic form and adhered pebbles to over 2 cm.  A really nice fulgurite!  10.2 cm.  $200

 

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