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Re: Will lightning strike on big rock as in Canadian Shield formations?

Date: Fri Sep 11 11:30:34 2009
Posted By: Rob Fatland, Staff, Research and Education, Freelance Science Educator
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1250559548.Ph

Rock is a very good ground. Lightning will strike it. You can not rely on trees (especially in open areas) to act as protection. Since this is a question about outdoor safety I am not going to try and give you further information as I am not qualified. Please look to reliable resources for safety precautions and procedures to follow when outdoors in a thunderstorm. Best -Rob

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