Thunder eggs, or geodes, are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks. They look like regular rocks externally, the outside typically comprised of limestone, however have crystal formations of quartz on the inside. They're known as thunder eggs by treasure hunters simply because they do resemble very large eggs because of their smooth exterior and round shape. If you are thinking about any kind of treasure hunting you may want to start out with these thunder eggs, or geodes.
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The actual worth of the geodes is their appearance when they are halved and polished. Their crystal formations typically come in a multitude of colors, from deep purple to pink, blue, and even a silvery crystal color. The formations from the rock itself leave a wavy design in the color, and also the crystals inside emit a fiery glow. Some thunder eggs that have been found are extremely large that they have been made into furniture, such as coffee or side tables. Adding basics and a glass top helps make the rock into a quite interesting and sturdy piece of furniture.
It's often hard to tell what's going to be inside those geodes before you actually split it open, and usually they might require some polishing to ensure that these to be at their full potential with regards to shine and brilliance.
If you're thinking about finding some geodes you need to know where to look or them. Chances are you won't find them inside your backyard, if you don't live in Utah or Mexico. Other area where Thunder Eggs have been found is Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Boise state broncos, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and also the Geode State Park in Henry County, Iowa. Iowa designated the geode as the official state rock in 1967.
Rock Hound State Park in Deming New Mexico is available to the general public for Rock Hounds of every age group. You are able to because of its wide variety of mineral specimens because of ancient volcanic activity in the region. Geodes can be found littering the valley floor. Search for round or oval shaped rocks having a lumpy surface like the appearance of a cauliflower. Make use of your rock hammer and break open the rock. There isn't any good way to figure out what you've until you break the rock open. Thunder Eggs will also be found in the rocky crags of the desert walls. Look out for snakes and scorpions when reaching into any rocky outcropping.
Based on Wikipedia, a large geode how big a minivan is discovered in Ohio in the early 1900's within an area now known as Crystal Cave. It is possible to take tours of this area during the summer. While it's unlikely that you'll find any geodes as large as your automobile, the point is that they're obviously available and can be quite valuable.
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