Lightning strikes the sand long ago in Morocco. The intense heat from the lightning, (over 3000 degrees f ), melts the sand in its penetrating path and it quickly cools into a natural hollow glass tube called a FULGURITE. They are sometimes referred to as petrified lightning. Of course, along with lightning, fulgurites occur all over the world. The color of fulgurites varies depending on the composition of the sand they formed in. These from Morocco have a brownish color. Fulgurites can have deep penetrations, sometimes appearing up to 15 meters (49 ft) below the lightning-struck surface. They are typically found in sections measuring only a few inches long. In southern Morocco, the annual winds shift the sand dunes and reveal protruding sections of the fulgurites, which are sifted from the sand using screens. Because the fulgurites from this location formed long ago, the hollow tubes are often partly impacted with the hardened sand Fulgurites are natural glass, usually tubular, formed by lightning strikes in sand or rock.
Fulgurites are high energy formations due to the nature of their birth. They are particularly noted for their ability to channel and direct energy. Fulgurites have been used to communicate with aliens and entities, or ascended beings in the spirit world. They are often used for clairaudience. Fulgurites are also used to enhance communication in the physical world, and are used as stones of leadership. Fulgurites are used by Native Americans to bring rain (cloud-busting), and as charms for protection from lightning. Weather-changing of any sort is not recommended, however, unless, as with the Native Americans, one have an exceptionally good sense of the balance of Nature. Physically, fulgurites are used in crystal healing and folklore in treatment of the immune system, ear, nose, and throat ailments, sight, thymus, tumors, growths, and colon.