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canid
13-10-2010, 07:50
I don't know how to google it. When there's a smaller rock attached to another rock, or two rocks fused together. I have a couple of those - one a very large specimen that's a geode & I just wondered if they have any kind of special metaphysical significance. Does anyone know what I mean?

cardlady22
13-10-2010, 08:01
So, it's not any sort of twinning?
http://www.galleries.com/minerals/twins.htm

browsing for other types/names
http://www.crystalsandjewelry.com/crystalformations.html

canid
13-10-2010, 08:05
No. A rock store long ago in Michigan said it/they looked like Boji stones, only they're 10 lbs. But they look like any pic of a Boji you can find, with the top stone being much smaller yet attached to the center of the larger stone. Is that clear as mud?

cardlady22
13-10-2010, 08:11
OK. That seems to match up since Boji is a concretion.

cluster, mother, parent/child would be the specimens I'd look up. What does it feel like to you?

ncharge
13-10-2010, 08:11
It depends on how they have grown together. If you mean one is totally encapsulated by the other, you have a manifestation crystal. If you mean one is embedded in the other, with part of it inside and part outside of the other crystal, you have a penetrator or a child. Here is a web site that describes the formations and what they may mean. Also, Melody's book, Love is in the Earth, has a large section on crystal formations.

http://www.crystalsandjewelry.com/crystalformations.html

shadowdancer
13-10-2010, 08:44
wel, I have many quartz points which have another point growing from the same base, and with its own termination. May be same size as the main or may be smaller. These are called "tantric twins" and are one of the master quartz crystals. If I had to describe how it looks it would be a conjoined crystal to another.

If this is what you mean, have a google search for info. There is going to be a fair bit available.

Davina

canid
13-10-2010, 09:09
OK. That seems to match up since Boji is a concretion.

cluster, mother, parent/child would be the specimens I'd look up. What does it feel like to you?

I'm googling to no avail. I wish our camera worked; I don't think I can scan it. It feels, always has, very benevolent, helpful, healing; which is why it's in the house & not outside playing with other rocks.

canid
13-10-2010, 09:11
It depends on how they have grown together. If you mean one is totally encapsulated by the other, you have a manifestation crystal. If you mean one is embedded in the other, with part of it inside and part outside of the other crystal, you have a penetrator or a child. Here is a web site that describes the formations and what they may mean. Also, Melody's book, Love is in the Earth, has a large section on crystal formations.

http://www.crystalsandjewelry.com/crystalformations.html

Thanks, but this isn't a crystal, it's a rough, round rock that may be a geode with crystals inside. Either that or it's a Boji, but ANOTHER smaller rock has grown on top of it.

cardlady22
13-10-2010, 14:36
Granted, this is more of a cluster formation, but it is the concretion. "shaman stones" or "moqui marbles"
http://sierramadretraders.com/catalog/images/shaman%20stones_t.jpg
This is 2 of them connected.
http://www.susankayjewelry.com/newmoqui5-11f.jpg

So, the effect happens with these as well.

ETA: I suppose I think of the relationship as twins since they have formed together in the same womb of the earth, so to speak.

canid
13-10-2010, 23:59
[QUOTE=cardlady22]This is 2 of them connected.
http://www.susankayjewelry.com/newmoqui5-11f.jpg

Didja take a good gander at that pic?!

Yeah, it looks like the first one, except they're not side by side. I dug this thing up when I lived in Michigan, along with opal, 3 different hematite types, including specular, obsidian, rough emerald, citrines, howlite (this is an AWESOME tube form), a 40 lb. calcite crystal slab, all kinds of fossils, the list is endless. I was in heaven digging all over the place. Then I found out a previous owner was a rock hound & when he died his wife threw his collection outside.

cardlady22
14-10-2010, 00:22
Didja take a good gander at that pic?!
Unfortunately, it was the clearest one that had more than 2 stuck together. Looking at shapes of stones can get a lot like seeing things in the clouds. :P

:eek: She threw them out?! OMG!
We had a neighbor that collected and did a lot of slabbing, etc. His wife let my husband come over and look at what she had left after his lapidary club members got what they wanted. Slim pickings, but he got an awesome rough chunk with fluorite and calcite. Speaking of which, it really needs a good dusting.

canid
14-10-2010, 00:40
:eek: She threw them out?! OMG!

It was absolutely awesome. For me. The first time I stuck my shovel in the ground to make more gardens, I hit a football sized geode (I'm pretty sure they were indiginous, along with the Petoskey stones & copper crystal formations). Didn't know what it was for sure, but I tried a sledgehammer & it was chock full of quartz crystals. GORGEOUS! Needless to say, I kept digging. By the end of the week, I had become absolutely manic - I was outside all day till it got too dark, dragging in rocks & washing them off, I was covered in poison ivy & didn't care. I had a collection that would knock your socks off. A lot of it I couldn't identify but my brother was president of the Akron lapidary club so he helped a lot & I ended up giving half of it away to him, & others. When I moved back to Akron, I still had half a truckload but I moved them all. I wish I could sneak back up there sometime...

ncharge
14-10-2010, 04:38
I have a tone like that. They are also called Goddess stones (because they evoke the Venus of Willendorf, perhaps?).

[QUOTE=cardlady22]This is 2 of them connected.
http://www.susankayjewelry.com/newmoqui5-11f.jpg

Didja take a good gander at that pic?!

Yeah, it looks like the first one, except they're not side by side. I dug this thing up when I lived in Michigan, along with opal, 3 different hematite types, including specular, obsidian, rough emerald, citrines, howlite (this is an AWESOME tube form), a 40 lb. calcite crystal slab, all kinds of fossils, the list is endless. I was in heaven digging all over the place. Then I found out a previous owner was a rock hound & when he died his wife threw his collection outside.

canid
15-10-2010, 07:38
I found an old pic - doesn't it look like a gigantic Boji? It's almost as big as a football.

cardlady22
15-10-2010, 07:46
Oh, canid! When I look at this pic, it feels like a place I could actually go to! Like a mountain that is used for spiritual retreats.

canid
15-10-2010, 08:15
Oh, canid! When I look at this pic, it feels like a place I could actually go to! Like a mountain that is used for spiritual retreats.

I'm telling you, I don't know how or why, but this rock is powerful. Peaceful.

ETA: It could be full of quartz crystals but I haven't had the heart to peek.

cardlady22
15-10-2010, 08:19
I sure wouldn't be trying to peek either.
How large is that pond/trough-looking area near the bottom? I'd be tempted to put gemstone chips in it.

BlueDragonfly
16-10-2010, 02:11
I found an old pic - doesn't it look like a gigantic Boji? It's almost as big as a football.

Have you checked out this site?

http://toadisland.tripod.com/drummond/pudding.html

We have a few of the white ones and a couple of the darker ones like the top picture.