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    Posted 11 months ago

    fortapache
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    Rather badly I fear. I bought this at Calico Ghost Town north of Barstow from the Crack Open Your Own Geode bin. It had a good round shape and was light so I thought it would be a good one. Looked up how to crack open a geode on the web and carefully followed the directions. The result being an intact geode. So I used an axe head and a hammer and got 5 geode pieces. One of the pieces looks like a proper geode. Now that I have cracked my own open I think I will buy the pre cracked ones in the future.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      Blame the YouTuber!
    2. flashlarue, 11 months ago
      They are very fragile. The slightest wrong tap and you have a bag of pieces. Rock saws are always the best solution for opening a geode.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Humm... But you had the excitement to do it ;-)) and still a decent bit to display!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. Sadly I didn't quite follow the directions.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you very much flashlarue. I decided not to invest in additional equipment for this project.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you very much kyratango. There seem to be 3 pieces that are fairly decent.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      Hel1
      TheGateKeeper
      nutsabotas6
      blunderbuss2
      buckethead
      racer4four
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      kyratango
    8. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you aura.
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 11 months ago
      Very cool Fort… was it hard? Not the rock the process?
    10. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      Thank you very much Rick. Wasn't hard after I figured out how to do it.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 10 months ago
      Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1.

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