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Kaljaia

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Help me name this
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:37:16 PM »

It's a quartz crystal ball, solid, fused all the way through. Forms inside vesicular basalt flows, weathers out. I'm looking for a better name than "geode," because it seems distinct from a hollow form. I polished the skin off one side to show the crystals and highlight the pits. Does this formation of quartz have a proper name? I'm putting together a little display case of local rock, crystal and agate types for the fun of it but I'm stumped on what to call this because apparently "quartz crystal vesicle" is not a name anyone else uses :P but it seems plenty descriptive here!

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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: Help me name this
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 06:59:07 AM »

Try the quartz page website. I find something I didn't know every time I read on it. 
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Re: Help me name this
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:41:33 PM »

Typical of quartz that wanted to form terminations but did not have room. Lots of similar stuff in granite vugs in the Sawtooths.
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Re: Help me name this
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 05:56:13 PM »

When I made this post I forgot about amygdules. Going with fused quartz crystal amygdule.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!
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