Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sock, Hammer, Rock

If you ever get the change to crack a geode, please do!  It is quite a unique experience.  (They also make great housewarming gifts!  Thanks, Casey.)  If you ever stumble upon a vendor of rocks and stones perhaps ask for an uncracked geode.  They're generally affordable and it is a tremendous deal of fun to take a whack at it with the hammer and see what mysterious crystal formations are inside.
I tried, in vain, to take a photo of the dazzling interior crystals, but....you'll just have to take my word for it.  That is, until you crack a geode of your own!

4 comments:

  1. We received some geodes as a gift from our jeweler when we purchased something there. The kids really loved them, too. I would like to buy some more and do that again. It's been over a year since we last did that. :)

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    1. It IS really fun! I bet it could be a good school lesson for the kids as well.

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  2. Somehow, I don't think of a rock as a housewarming gift. Is there some sort of symbolism? Or, was it something you received from someone who knew you would appreciate it? Will you display it? Is that a hole in the rock/geode? affordable=$???

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    1. She just knew we'd like it. We have a three layer shelf in our living room with rocks on display. A few geodes, jade, rose quartz, watermelon tourmaline, azurite, petrified wood, agate, amethyst, etc.

      When we bought them last fall we got four for $6, I think. They were not terribly large, but they were still beautiful inside. Larger ones are more expensive. I've seen up to $20.

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