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Died Geode by flufdrax Died Geode by flufdrax
This is a geode I bought when I was 14 or so. I didn't realise at the time, but I know now that it has been died somehow to make the once white quartz crystals resemble amethyst and have that metallic sheen on them. Not natural anymore, but still pretty.

The geode is roughly the size of a baseball.
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BiohazardBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I was able to hold one but where I live it costa TON of money. How much did this one cost you? I really want one but they're quite expensive.
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
It was perhaps $10 or so when I got it. A fair price at the time for a geode that has been died.
Good geodes will be expensive. If this one had been amethyst, it would have been closer to $50 or more. I advise saving up, or checking around at little rock stands or stores, as it is not unheard of to find an amazing geode for cheep.
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BiohazardBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually find normal geodes quite cheaply, but one like your own at my local shop costs 60 dollars O.o
Thank you for the info :D
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
are you sure it is dyed? there are many that are this way naturally. there is one big enough to crawl into at the science museum in Houston. It is purple inside, and not dyed.

it is beautiful, regardless.
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sure it is dyed. There is an injection mark and where a crystal has broken off the color shows that it is only on the very outside of the crystal.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
that is so odd that they would dye it -- it's already beautiful, even as a white stone. I'd love to find a geode and crack it open.

but anyway, people do whatever they think will help sell a product, whether or not the outcome is really needed.
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angelofthefallen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Beautiful, i have something similar that my Nan brought back from Tunisia before she died, it came from from the salt lakes there i think
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't rocks wonderfull for bringing back memories. :)
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angelofthefallen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
yes everytime i looks at the one i've got it reminds me of her so much. I also have some tiny desert roses she gave me aswell
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :) If you post pics of them let me know :) I'd love to see them if you are willing to share.
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