Kentucky Geodes
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Item#KG10102294
One of a Kind Hand Made
Kentucky Geode Lamp

$79.00
Quantity Available 1 each
  Geodes are spherical or oblong rocks filled or partially filled with minerals. When a geode is broken the minerals inside are revealed.
Most geodes are completely filled with minerals, most often quartz. The quartz can be massive, crystalline, or layered, which is a variety
called agate. But when most people think of geodes they think of spherical rocks that are hollow. Hollow geodes have an outer shell or
rind of quartz, most often the variety chalcedony. The chalcedony often has a bumpy or lumpy appearance from the outside. But the
bumpy appearance is no assurance that the inside of the spherical rock will be hollow. Solid Geodes are referred to as Nodules.

The interior of hollow geodes are filled with mineral crystals, which grow inward from the rind into the hollow space inside the geode.
Most often, geodes found in Kentucky are lined with quartz crystals. Less commonly, the calcite or dolomite crystals are found on the
inside, either alone or associated with bitumen, barite, galena, fluorite, quartz, limonite, sphalerite, pyrite, selenite, or celestite.

Geodes differ from concretions in that they are hollow and the crystals grow inward from an outer shell. Concretions are solid and grow
outward from a central core. Concretions are generally noncrystalline.

The Fort Payne and Warsaw-Salem Formations, rock units of Mississippian age, contain numerous geodes in Kentucky. In many places,
creeks that drain these formations are filled with geodes. Other geode-collecting locations include the Green River in south-central
Kentucky and along ancient terraces of the Kentucky River. The Green River has produced some very large geodes up to 2 feet in
diameter.
 Kentuckians like my brother Mike, his wife Bonnie and their family, have grown up around geodes their whole lives where they are
used as door stops and yard decorations.  Because of this, most Kentuckians probably don’t realize that people in many areas have
never heard of them. That's because geodes, though distributed widely, are very concentrated in Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa and
Missouri; probably for some of the same reasons that caves are so plentiful here.

Lake Cumberland was created with the completion of Wolf Creek Dam in 1951.  My grandparents were farmers in Russell Springs
and my grandmother always had a large rock on her front porch. When we got older and were becoming rockhounds my
grandmother gave this rock to Chris and told us that it came from a section of their old farmland in Jabez that is now at the bottom of
Lake Cumberland. My grandmother had brought that one rock as her keepsake of their old farm.

She decorated around her shrubs with what she called “Puddin Stones” (we got a few) which are Kentucky Geode/Nodules made
of quartz and galena. Grandma Thomas
did not use her rocks as her doorstop…...she had a plaster Indian there.     
Grandma's Porch Rock
"Puddin Stones"
Quartz and Galena
This lamp weighs 6lbs 15 oz (almost 7 lbs) and
stands 15" tall to the top of the lampshade. There
is 7" of geode/bulb socket showing at bottom and
8" of lampshade. The bottom shade diameter is
10" with the top diameter 7". The Geode (Nodule)
is 6 1/4" tall by 5 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep. and
provides a very solid base. The light socket is
switched for on/off only (not for 3-way bulbs). The
bottom has been cut flat with felt pads attached to
protect your furniture and the whole geode has
been seal coated.
"One of a Kind!"
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Item#KG10109121
Kentucky Geode
Cut Pair

$18.00
Quantity Available 1 pair
Saw Cut Geode with
Crystalline and
Botryoidal vugs.

Left Half measures
5.1 x 3.4 x 2.7 Inches
(13 x 8.6 x 6.9cm)

Right Half measures
5.1 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches
(13 x 8 x 5.6cm)

Together both halves
weigh 3.55 lbs
(1610g)
Item#KG10107921
Kentucky Geode
Cut Half

$26.00
Quantity Available 1
each
Saw Cut Geode Half
with XL Crystalline and
Botryoidal vugs.

specimen measures
5.7 x 2.9 x 2.8 Inches
(14.4 x 7.5 x 7.1cm)

Extremely sparkling
quartz crystals in
stunning growth
patterns!

This piece weighs
1.78 lbs
(809g)
Item#KG10109991
Tan and Quartz
Crystal Kentucky
Geode Cut Half

$40.00
Quantity Available 1 each
Saw Cut and polished Geode Half with clear Crystalline
center surrounded by clear and tan chalcedony. A rare
and beautiful Nodule specimen from the Green River area!
Natural fractures in specimen

specimen measures
5.7 x 2.9 x 2.8 Inches  (14.4 x 7.5 x 7.1cm)

This piece weighs
1.78 lbs (809g)
Item#KG10108991
Tan and Burgundy  
Kentucky Geode
Cut Half

$40.00
Quantity Available 1 each
Saw Cut Geode Half with rare red (burgundy) and tan in a
mix of white chalcedony. Another rare and beautiful Nodule
specimen from the Green River area! (my polishers will not
do this one justice, needs lap then polish, so it is being
sold as unpolished) Natural fractures in specimen

specimen measures
5.5 x 3.1 x 0.5-1.3 Inches  (13.9 x 7.9 x 1.2-3.3cm)

This piece weighs
0.96 lbs (437g)