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What an awesome gift idea!
on December 31, 2011
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for an 8 year old boy and it was definitely a big hit!
It comes packaged in a thick sealed plastic box, that is inside a small white box. Inside, with the geode, is a pamphlet with information about the different kids of geodes there are, and a visual guide so you can compare the pictures to yours once you have opened it.
Instead of cracking open the geode with a hammer, we happen to be at the home of someone who owned a saw with a diamond cutting blade (just a special type of blade for a saw). He used that to cut the geode open which gave it a beautiful smooth even cut. Once open, we were delighted to find the geode we gave as a gift was filled with one of the rarer types of stones called druzy. It was beautiful and the 8 year old boy was ecstatic.
Makes a great gift for anyone since no one else is likely giving them the same thing! Also you never know what kind of stone is inside and that makes for half the fun.