Exogenic Fulgurites For Sale, Page 2

 

 This is one of the exogenic fulgurites to appear in the Rocks and Minerals ariticle, 2011.    This is the other exogenic fulgurite to appear in the Rocks and Minerals ariticle, 2011.

        

         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).  Many similarities between the strikes exist, but it is the differences that are of interest.  Further, this strike was found and excavated only days after its discovery vs. years after its discovery which seems to be the case in the Elko example.  

Exogenic fulgurites of all forms and combinations of forms were present on the surface of the ground surrounding the impact points of the lightning.  They extended outward for an estimated radius of no more than a meter.  Filaments with and without attached droplets were found to 13 cm in length.  Individual and small groupings of this form were some of the most aesthetic specimens recovered from the find.  A few of these were larger aggregates.  Spinose and flagellated varieties of droplets, were relatively common as were small droplets that were roughly spherical.  The droplets were mostly green in color and ranged in size from 1 mm to 3.5 cm.  About a third of these specimens are completely hollow, with no external openings, and they float in water.  Microscopic investigation showed that even the smallest droplets and spheres to be highly vesicular having between 20 and 70 percent open space.  Less common were clusters of these droplets or clusters connected by filaments.  Drapery like forms or sheets of material were also found beside, and attached to, ground fulgurites.

The surfaces of the exogenic fulgurites vary in texture.  Those that appear to have solidified in the air have smooth, lustrous surfaces on all sides.  Most, however, appear to have only been partially solidified upon their impact with the ground, with one side being smooth and lustrous and the opposing side having a texture reflecting the soil surface, sometimes with small bits of soil attached.  The assemblage of colors in order of decreasing frequency of occurrence are: (1) green; (2) gray to black; (3) white; (4) silver; and (5) brown. 

        The specimens to follow represent a good selection of the best materials recovered.  All the exogenic materials are glassy in appearance (very lustrous) and have smooth surfaces from their quick cooling and flight through the air.  Many Ground Fulgurites were also recovered.

 

 

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FONY-026

FONY-026     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  This wild looking thing measures 3.4 cm and has many interesting features.  Glassy regions, white areas, low luster areas, balls of varying luster and color...   A little bit of everything here!   $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-027

FONY-027     Exogenic Fulgurite   RESERVED    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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A very simple high luster bead with a tiny open loop and ball on one end.  It measures 1.3 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-028

FONY-028     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  This 3.3 cm specimen has two stringers of of the ball shaped body.  One stringer is long and the second quite short.  Fine luster and aesthetics.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-029

FONY-029     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  An attractive high luster piece with two intergrown forms.  They also create a small loop.  It measures 3.4 cm.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-030

FONY-030     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A tiny lustrous example measuring 3.4 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-031

FONY-031     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  This example is a fantastic, all be it small, exogenic fulgurite.  Several beads intergrown with a sausage shaped body wrapped around it.  2.7 cm.  One of the most aesthetic examples from the find!   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-032

FONY-032     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A very dark body with long thin needle like terminations running off both ends.  An attached section of lustrous green fulgurite and a small dark attached ball make this an interesting example in several regards.  3.4 cm.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-033

FONY-033     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  I'll just let this one speak for itself!!   2.3 cm.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-034

FONY-034     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A very dark high luster specimen with long thin threads flying off both sides of the body of the piece.  5.1 cm.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-034

FONY-035     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  Another interesting form, tadpole like body with attached balls on two sides and a tiny white bead on one of those.  Very interesting.  2.2 cm.  $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-048

FONY-048     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  This is a very fine example with a mix of forms.  A couple of flagellated droplets lie across some thicker strands.  Small beads in white and black in a couple of places, too.  Good luster to this gray/ black specimen.  4.5 cm.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-049

FONY-049     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A very large greenish black drop with two flagellated stringers lying across one another on one side.  Very aesthetic and interesting specimen here!   2.6 cm.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-050

FONY-050     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  Another wild looking thing that is better left for the images to describe.  The luster is really nice and the form is interesting.  4.3 cm.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-051

FONY-051     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit. This is a very fine example with a mix of forms.  A couple of flagellated droplets one being very lustrous and black in color.  Small beads in white and black in numerous places.  Good luster to this gray/ black specimen.  Interesting and attractive.  4.3 cm.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-052

FONY-052     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A large, robust specimen with exceptional luster and interesting/ complex form.  A nice combination of green, black, and gray colors.  Bottom side is heavily coated from soil and has the look of a ground fulgurite, although it obviously is not.  Hollow.  7.8 cm.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-053

FONY-053     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A small black, high luster, tadpole shaped piece with a substantial sized bead attached in high profile.  The bead is lighter in color than the body of the specimen.   3.5 cm.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-054

FONY-054     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A thin, dark, streamline example with a tiny attached bead.  4.9 cm.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-055

FONY-055     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  This grouping of strands and beads has lots of contrast and interesting forms.  Everything is overlapping on other strands and the colors of the strand surfaces vary, although they are all basically black.  One side is very lustrous while the other has a frosted appearance over some areas.  4.6 cm.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FON-056

FONY-056     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A very fine filament that tappers beautifully at both ends.  Black and lustrous.  An excellent specimen.  6.5 cm.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-057

FONY-057     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A complex flagellated form that appears to have two tails that both create separate loops.  Minor fused sand on underside of body of the piece.  This is a small but important example showing great complexity of for and high aesthetics.  3.6 cm.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-058

FONY-058     Exogenic 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 unusual piece with many attached beads of all colors on its underside.  The thick strand making up the body of the specimen is likely hollow or at least partially so.  On one surface air vents are visible.  Luster is excellent except for one small frosted gray area which offers a nice contrast.  4.6 cm.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONY-059

FONY-059     Exogenic 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 Joeseph, Jonah, Arlo, and Jeffery Shallit.  A large, thick, slightly flattened flagelated pice with nice rich black color.  Its topside is very lustrous while the bottom side has been fused with soil and a nice large green ball.  An excellent example of this rare material.  7.1 cm.  One repair.  $90

 

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