Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641
Dugway Geode DD1641

Dugway Geode DD1641

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Dugway Geode
Approx. Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 2.25"
Approx. Weight: 468 grams
Locality: Dugway Geode Beds, Juab County, Utah
Includes three-prong geode stand

This piece reacts to long-wave ultraviolet light, shown in the last photo. Many portions of the inside of the geode glow a vibrant green.

Approximately 6 to 8 million years ago (Miocene epoch), volcanic activity occurred in western Utah and deposited an extrusive igneous rock called rhyolite. Trapped gasses formed cavities within the rhyolite, and millions of years of ground-water circulation allowed minerals to precipitate into the cavities. The result is geodes with spherical shapes and crystal-lined cavities. Roughly 32,000 to 14,000 thousand years ago, a large body of water known as Lake Bonneville covered most of western Utah. The lake’s wave activity eroded the geode-bearing rhyolite and redeposited the geodes several miles away in the Dugway geode bed area as lake sediments. Most geodes are typically hollow whereas others are completely filled with massive, banded quartz. The most common mineral found within the geodes is quartz in various colors: clear (rock crystal), purple (amethyst), and pink (rose).
(Source: Utah Geological Survey)

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