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Geode? #14730195 03/31/20
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I was cutting a trench for a waterline, this thing came rolling out. Kinda grey from the clay when it came up. I thought I had an honest cannonball. Was pretty excited.

Do you guys think it might be a Geode, any way to tell without breaking it?

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Fossilized grapefruit.


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Re: Geode? [Re: LJBass] #14730224 03/31/20
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Could be a limestone concretion, aka chert nodule

Depends on the geology of your area.

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Does it weigh less than a duck?

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But, it does have a lot of extrnenal crystallization.

Get a masonry saw and slice it in half

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Looks like cookies and rootbeer to me.


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Originally Posted by LJBass
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

I was cutting a trench for a waterline, this thing came rolling out. Kinda grey from the clay when it came up. I thought I had an honest cannonball. Was pretty excited.

Do you guys think it might be a Geode, any way to tell without breaking it?


It's a geode.

Until you break it.

Got a rock store local, they will saw it in half for $20.

Pot luck on the guts.

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Irish Soda bread ?

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I don’t know what it is but it wouldn’t stop me from making up a hell of a lie about it to impress chicks

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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Does it weigh less than a duck?


Yes, it must be a witch

Originally Posted by AZmark
Looks like cookies and rootbeer to me.


Talking Bull at the gun shop. Coffee and Molassis cookies is the staple

Originally Posted by slumlord
But, it does have a lot of extrnenal crystallization.

Get a masonry saw and slice it in half


Masonry saw huh?

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LOL

summer interning, I had a guy walk into the geosciences dept, wanted to know if we thought what he had was a meteorite.

I went and grabbed our minerology PhD, we got him back outside, he was a little ‘fruity’

She asked if she could chip it little off with a rock hammer. He agreed.

She wailed on it once, pulverized it like chalk, look on his face was priceless. Scooped it up and said, nope, just a rock. Thanks for stopping by.

hahaha

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Originally Posted by LJBass
Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Does it weigh less than a duck?


Yes, it must be a witch

Originally Posted by AZmark
Looks like cookies and rootbeer to me.


Talking Bull at the gun shop. Coffee and Molassis cookies is the staple

Originally Posted by slumlord
But, it does have a lot of extrnenal crystallization.

Get a masonry saw and slice it in half


Masonry saw huh?

Yup, if it’s a limestone concretion, it’ll zip right through. $4 blade

If it’s more up on the moh’s scale, then he moves up to to a $38 diamond tile blade.

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Scientific method, start with a $4 hypothesis

You good with that?

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It looks like the geodes we found in CO and broke a few open to reveal a hollow center with pink-purple crystals inside. Hollow areas of soil can form them but most are created as a result of volcanic activity.


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Knowing that i dont know [bleep] about rocks... Wouldnt a meteorite be magnetic? Already had an oldtime at the shop hit it with a magnet.
Been riding in the back of the truck for a year. Just remembered it was in the bucket tonight while we were talking.

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There’s a diamond mine, deposited in Arkansas, ancient activity. Could be geode

If that part of Missouri is near that part of ark

Possible more

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Scientific method, start with a $4 hypothesis

You good with that?


Yeah, i'm pretty curious. The 38 wouldnt stop me. If I come up with a saw.

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Originally Posted by LJBass
Knowing that i dont know [bleep] about rocks... Wouldnt a meteorite be magnetic? Already had an oldtime at the shop hit it with a magnet.
Been riding in the back of the truck for a year. Just remembered it was in the bucket tonight while we were talking.


Lots are nickel and other non ferrous

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Boeing bomb?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_tOoLDFmltg

Do you see a peanut?

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