G is for Geode.............
This slice of rock is about one quarter of an inch thick.
It has always looked like a piece of glass to me, but it is actually a geode.
It is a solid one that was able to be sliced thin by a diamond cutting wheel.
Most people think of geodes in the form of an open crystal, like an amethyst.
I do not know the name of the minerals in this stone, or even what kind of geode that it is classified as, but I do so love the colors - especially when it is held in the light.
If you click on the photo, it will bring you my site where you can view it enlarged. There is a thin layer of the outside rock along the top, and you will see the layers of the blue and the intricate white center.
The outside rock looks like a regular rock - it makes me wonder sometimes if I have ever passed any of these as I take my daily walks, or hike along trails in the woods.
I probably have - but in their whole form I would never even begin to recognize one!
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