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Keokuk Geode 3 Inch 3-6 Ounce
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These geodes pieces come from Keokuk, Iowa which is known as the geode capital of the world for very good reason. A virtually countless number of geodes has been collected from the Keokuk area over especially the last 150 years.

These geodes are not the half circle typical shape of geodes. Keokuk geodes are usually very large so these 3 inch size pieces are only a portion of a half circle .. if that makes sense!

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Geodes are rock and crystalline formations found in volcanic and sedimentary rock. Geodes are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior of the most common geodes is generally limestone or a related rock, while the interior contains quartz crystals and/or chalcedony deposits.

The name Geode was derived from the Greek word geodes, meaning earth-like. Keokuk, Iowa is known as the geode capital of the world for very good reason. A virtually countless number of geodes has been collected from the Keokuk area over especially the last 150 years. Geodes can form in any cavity, but the term is usually reserved for more or less rounded formations in igneous and sedimentary rocks, while the more general term vug is applied to cavities in fissures and veins. They can form in gas bubbles in igneous rocks, such as vesicles in basaltic lavas, or as in the American Midwest, rounded cavities in sedimentary formations.

HEALING PROPERTIES

From the metaphysical point of view, geodes are wonderful for family harmony and the home. They are good for stimulating creativity and harmony. Large geodes placed in home corners help to stimulate chi flow in that area. Placing a crystal inside a geode helps to cleanse and recharge it at the same time; think of geodes as power generators comprising the sum total of ALL the little crystals it contains! On another level, geodes actually represent the divine feminine aspect. The cavity within the geode may be taken to symbolize the womb.

These qualities are in addition to the individual properties of the crystals on the lining surface, as well as the mineral comprising the banding beneath. This means an amethyst geode, for example, will exhibit the amplified metaphysical properties of its amethyst crystals as well as the properties of the agate underlying them. Placing a small amethyst geode near your bedside table may well be the sleep panacea you have been searching for.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Clear quartz is by far the most common color of Keokuk Geodes.

Luster: Glassy to vitreous as crystals, while cryptocrystalline forms are usually waxy to dull but can be vitreous.

Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent, cryptocrystalline forms can be translucent or opaque.

Crystal System: Trigonal; 3 2

Crystal Habits: Widely variable but the most common habit is hexagonal prisms terminated with a six sided pyramid (actually two rhombohedrons). Three of the six sides of the pyramid may dominate causing the pyramid to be or look three sided. Left and right handed crystals are possible and identifiable only if minor trigonal pyramidal faces are present.

Cleavage: Very weak in three directions (rhombohedral)

Fracture: Conchoidal

Hardness: 7

Specific Gravity: 2.65

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: Numerous and varied but here are some of the more classic associations of quartz (although any list of associated minerals of quartz is only a partial list): amazonite a variety of microcline, tourmalines especially elbaite, wolframite, pyrite, rutile, zeolites, fluorite, calcite, gold, muscovite, topaz, beryl, hematite and spodumene.

Best Field Indicators: First the fact that it is very common (always assume transparent clear crystals may be quartz), crystal habit, hardness, striations, good conchoidal fracture and lack of good cleavage.


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