I occasionally let my hair down and publish something that isn’t a thunderegg. This section of the gallery is basically ‘just for fun’ – nothing more than a few different things that caught my usually thunderegg-fixated eyes at some point. In this case, here is a specimen of one of the most famous geodes in the world – the Keokuk Geodes from Iowa, USA. These are fairly often seen, but the majority are cracked open rather than polished. I am personally not a fan of broken rocks, and I think in this case that is born out by the wonderful subtle colours and transparency that are revealed when they are actually cut and polished. This specimen has a relatively unusual fine band of what I take to be white agate framing the almost solid quartz core (anyone like to correct me?). It’s not a thunderegg, but it is really lovely I think!
Click here for the small non-thunderegg section of the gallery: http://www.thundereggs.co.uk/nonthundereggs/index.html