This picture just does not do this little gem justice, but I am just so excited!
So here is the story… I’m out fossil hunting in the Galena Formation and found this little oval egg shaped rock with a few crinoid segments on top and what appeared to be a point on the bottom. I posted it on thefossilforum.com and the guys said – concretion. Concretions will sometimes hold fossils.
So I put it in a sandwich baggy and wapped it with my masonry hammer. It was filled with beautiful quartz crystals!!!
I have read about these limestone formations holding geodes. I found one before, but it wasn’t thrilling. THIS ONE IS THRILLING! So beautiful! I’m hooked and next time I won’t hit it so hard!
So this is what it looked like before…
WOW! I am now going to look for these!