No, lightning is not attracted to sand blasting dust.
Sand that has been melted by lightning is called fulgurite.
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the lightning heats up the sand causing the silica in the sand to melt causing natural glassthese are called "fulgurites". and yes, this is awesome.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite____________What happens in the above answer occurs when HEAT strikes sand, not lightning (although lightning has extreme heat, this is not the correct answer). Sand is considered "ground" if you are touching sand during a thunderstorm you are grounded.(: Hey!!
Yes, if lightning strikes sand (as on a beach), the intense heat of the lightning strike can fuse the sand into glass.
Because the lightning strike is so hot it melts the sand and cools and turns into glass
If lightning strikes sand, glass is formed.
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== == Fulgurites.