Thursday, March 6, 2014

Geology Time with Commander Geode

Okay, not really... I just thought that subject heading was funny.  I know not as many people are jazzed about Geology as I am, so I'm not going to get all nerdy on y'all.  I just wanted to show you this neat rock I found...

If you click on it, it gets larger so you can better see how weird it is.  I believe it's some kind of geode with sparkly crystal beads - like grains of rice or tiny balls of pasta - all over the face.  Pretty cool, huh?

Or am I the only one who geeks out over stuff like this?

8 comments:

  1. Very cool! I love rocks, too - always collecting them and bringing them home either for my garden or for my rock collection (a wooden bowl that holds small stones from all the 'picnic' places we've been. Your rock, up close, looks a little like brain matter!

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    1. Thanks, Janet! It just sitting under a cedar tree the pileated woodpeckers have been drilling into and even though I've been past that tree a hundred times now, I only just noticed it. Heh, now that you mention it, it does look like brain matter. Eww. ;o)

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  2. That is a cool rock! You're not the only geek, though. I found a neat, smooth rock on our property (as the house was being built) and it now sits on the sink in the downstairs bathroom.

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    1. Thanks, Stacy! Glad I'm not the only rock geek. Your rock sounds cool. I love it when they've been smoothed by nature. They make sure pretty decor. =o)

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  3. Rocks are awesome! And yes, yours is likely some form of geode give the outside appears smooth. The formation of geodes is fascinating stuff. A favorite rock around here are rose rocks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_rock

    See? You aren't the only geo-geek. :D

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    1. Those rocks are totally cool, Silver. I'd never seen them before. Thanks!

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  4. Lol that's very cool. I used to have a wonderful rock collection, but my dad loved it more than I did so I left it for him when I moved.

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    1. Thanks, Nat! Aww, that was nice of you. Plus, you get to start a new collection of U.S. rocks! Yay!

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