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    Northern central ky. Found whole. Picked up and dropped broke perfectly in half. Looks like a perfect hole through middle. Guessing it's just quartz nodule?

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    Reminds me of a stalagmite and the layers are the sequential millenia of mineral deposits but that may just be the shape throwing me off, i dont think those would be hollow with crystal formations. Likely a geode as it does look similar to the type of geods that are common in Central Kentucky...
    Last edited by Kyflintguy; 06-21-2022, 06:45 PM.
    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • clovisoid
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      It looks like a cave formation to me. I've unfortunately seen lots of broken examples, and they often look like that.

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    Here's one I found in Pulaski Co KY.

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    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • #4
      I wouldn't say unfortunate. It's a good find to me.although yours is more interesting. I like it broke in half.

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      • clovisoid
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        Sorry, not unfortunate you found one. I've just seen a lot of once beautiful caves that were trashed.

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      Oh. Got ya. Found in creek bed. But not far from an old cave system

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        In my teens and twenties my brother and I where spelunkers. We visited many caves in Pa. No doubt in my mind that is from a cave. Once a stalactite is broken from the ceiling it may lay there for thousands of years. That give the time to grow crystal's inside where the water dripped through causing a geode type of inclusion. Talking from experience. Kim
        Knowledge is about how and where to find more Knowledge. Snyder County Pa.

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        • #7
          I agree. I can run water through one end to other so I know water deposited minerals over many many years.the closer I look I can see layers over time like a tree stump some thicker some skinny. Water on water off. It's still on my book shelf. It's my keeper.thanks for replays and info.the more I learn the more I know

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