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BY VICTORIA SPITZER
WHAT IS A GEODE?
A geode is a type of crystal. A geode
is plain, like a rock, on the outside
but has beautiful crystals in the
inside. Usually quartz is the
crystal inside, but you never know
unless you slice it in half!
SPARKLING FACTS ABOUT GEODES!
Geode is the greek word for “shape of
the earth”. geodes are rocks that
are hollow inside. A geode usually
forms at volcanic areas. Geode is
also the latin word for “earth like”.
Geodes sometimes tumble into
streams. in some geodes, animals may
live inside. Geodes can be as small as
1 inch in diameter or as big for an
adult to crawl in. geodes can also
have beautiful patterns in the
crystals.
REAL GEODE
HOW GEODES FORM!
When a volcano erupts lava comes
out and hardens, it creates bubbles
of rocks. It creates a cavity in
between the rocks. Water going past
the lava grabs minerals from the
lava and this water gets trapped in
some of the cavities. These minerals
in the water form crystals and the
bubble eventually breaks off with
the crystals inside!
ROCK AND ROLL
Many geodes roll into streams
after they break off and people
gather them. Some of those
geodes are put in geode kits and
some of them are gathered for
research. No matter how big, or
where they formed, there is
always a use for geodes!
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