Columbianite "Lightning Stone"

Columbianite tektites are found in the departments of Antioquia and Caldas in Columbia. They are named after the country in which they were first discovered. tektites are a type of natural glass that is formed when meteorites impact the Earth’s surface. They are typically black or dark in color, and have a smooth, rounded shape. Tektites can range in size from tiny specks to large boulders, and are found in many different parts of the world. There are two theories about how Columbianite tektites were formed. The first theory is that they were created when a large meteorite hit the Earth’s surface and vaporized the rocks in the area. The second theory is that they were formed by a volcanic eruption that hurled molten rock into the atmosphere, which then cooled and fell back to Earth as tektites. Due to that, Columbianite is also named “the lightning stone”.