Summary

This specimen is the longest recorded fulgurite in Victoria, measuring 1.5 metres in length. It was formed by a lightning discharge fusing quartz sand along its path which produced a hollow glass tube. In 1959 it was extracted from the ground in sections and reassembled. It was displayed in the museum from the 1960s to 1990. As it was removed from display it fractured again into hundreds of pieces. Museums Victoria conservation staff carefully pieced it back together in 2018.

Specimen Details

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    Victoria

  • Precise Location

    Karnak, 14 km south of Goroke (allotment 18, Parish of Karnak)