Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ABC Wednesday - G is for Geode



G is for Geode.............



a blue and white geode rock



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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21 comments:

  1. That is a really beautiful geode. What a remarkable color - almost like lapis lazuli.

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  2. Wow! this is beautiful. Your post makes me think of how much fun it would be to go rock hunting!

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  3. :)

    Another example that we should not judge the book by its cover? It almost looks like a satellite image of an island with tropical waters…very nice…

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  4. The color is beautiful, Kathy.

    I love rocks and geodes and I have my own (small) collection, which I'll show you online sometime!

    Three weeks until spring! :)

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  5. My brother and I used to go arrowhead hunting on my grandparents acreage, that was a lot of long hot days. I really love this rock you have here, beautiful!!

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  6. Ahhh! Beautiful!!! Lovely "G" choice.

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  7. I love geodes - have a basket of slices and several uncut thunder eggs. One geode with amethyst crystals - these are great 'gifts' of nature!

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  8. I often wonder whether I've passed geodes by without realising it. I have a tiny one, cut in half. As far as I can tell it's just plain white quartz, with a little bit of black/grey crystal in it, but it's beautiful. I just don't know how they know which rocks are likely to contain them.

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  9. Hi Bobbie - Mother nature really knows how to make beauty!

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  10. HI Lily - I would love to find a geode - but a few lessons are in order so I can recognize what they look like.

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  11. Livingsword - wow - you are right, just like some of the islands on Google Earth!

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  12. Hi Lynda - mine is small to, but I love them!

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  13. Hi Rhonda - I have read about finding arrowheads, bu was never fortunate enough to find any. Did you?

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  14. Tumblewords - I agree - great gifts!

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  15. Hi Jay - I would love to know their secret of knowing which ones. It would be such a treasure to find one!

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  16. That is so beautiful! Never seen anything quite like it! Thanks so much for sharing! Great subject for "G" day!

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  17. Finally made the rounds Kml..Love the shots as it looks like Spring is slowly trying to make it there..I am sure its under all that snow, just waiting for the right moment..;-)

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  18. I haven't seen a geode in a long time....this one is pretty....

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  19. Simply beautiful Kathy. G is also for Gee whiz I need a bigger tripod for this 400 lens!!

    Wonderful share Kathy:-)

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  20. Kathy, I never knew about it. Excellent photo, thanks for sharing, and I am off to click on it. Anna :)

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