Monday, May 21, 2012
Geodes Available at Gold Rush Resort Rentals!
Don't know what a geode is? Well, to put in simple terms. A geode is much like a tootsie pop, many (not all) are round on the outside with a surprise center on the inside. Geodes are created in the hollow areas of soil where tree roots or animal burrows would be. They are also formed from the bubbles in volcanic rock. Over time, thousands of years, dissolved minerals seep into a hollow area and harden into an outer shell creating the geode. The minerals continue to form on the inside walls of the shell, growing towards the center. The most common dissolved mineral is quartz, but amethyst and other minerals are also found.
You don't have to rent a cabin in order to acquire your geode. Just come on into our office and choose one from our box. We have nugget size and motherlode size. The nugget size is only $4.99 each and the motherlode is just $9.99.
You can take the geode home and break it there or you can have us do the work for you. When we do it we like to make a ceremony out of it and provide an authentic "prospectors" helmet with googles to protect the eyes from possible rock fragments and then we go to work pounding on the rock with our miners pick until it cracks. This is a perfect kodack moment or even take a video.
We look forward to helping you with a gift from mother nature!
The Gold Rush Prospecting Team!