Thundereggs are a prized geologic formation due to their beautiful cores contained within a rough outer layer. Similar to a geode, a thunderegg is a hollow rock which has been filled with mineral deposits. However, think of a thunderegg as a “geologic structure” and not an individual rock or mineral.It is the combination of rocks and minerals in the right circumstances that … [Read more...] about All About THUNDER EGGS (And Where To Find Them!)
Rocks and Precious Stones
How Old Is Petrified Wood? Petrified wood is created when, in another time, trees that have fallen get washed downstream and eventually buried under layers of mud and ash from volcanoes and other materials. And since they were buried so well and in the perfect conditions, they became completely sealed beneath the mud and ash. The air was unable to reach the buried … [Read more...] about How Old Is Petrified Wood? (An Answer With Examples!)
Collecting Rocks On Ocean BeachesTaking a relaxing walk along a beautiful ocean beach is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways of rockhounding. Strolling along wet sand, the sound of the waves and seagulls filling your ears while scanning for treasures the ocean has dispersed all over the beach.There’s nothing quite like it. You never know what kind of interesting … [Read more...] about Collecting Rocks On Ocean Beaches: What To Look For and Where To Find It
What Are Apache Tears? A unique and popular formation of the glass-like obsidian, known as an Apache Tear, is a popular target amongst rockhounds, new and old alike. In certain areas, they are relatively common, lending themselves well to new hobbyists and even young kids. These formations of obsidian rock are rounded black pebbles that are less than a few inches across. They … [Read more...] about Apache Tears: Where To Find Them In The American Southwest
Glass Butte: The Best Place To Find Obsidian In OregonGlass Butte: An Oregon Obsidian ParadiseIf you’re looking for a place where reaching down and picking up fist sized chunks of obsidian is as easy as picking up apples off the ground in the fall, then you MUST visit Glass Butte, Oregon.This is where the roads literally glisten with obsidian, easily making it one of the best … [Read more...] about GLASS BUTTE: The Best Place To Find OBSIDIAN in Oregon!