Some folks are truly fortunate.
If you enjoy taking walks outside, you’ll find many natural treasures that you can fit in the palm of your hand.
If you know what to search for, you might just find an astonishing gem, just like this YouTube video maker.
A treasure like this was offered by Mooney Fine Mineral.
He held a plain rock in front of the camera in one of his YouTube Shorts. The rock’s size is comparable to a hamburger bun. It is gray and has no distinguishing traits.
However, Mooney was aware that this rock, which he discovered on a sandbar while exploring, was unique.
“There is water within,” he claims.
He said, “But the rock is light enough to be washed from one place to another.” You can hear a faint sloshing sound as he shakes the rock like a miniature coconut.
You might be wondering at this point how water got inside the rock and what this seemingly unremarkable boulder is.
The stone contains the solution.
Mooney split the rock apart with a chain crusher. Clear water exploded out of the rock as it separated. After that, the rock was precisely split in half.
Mooney can be heard rejoicing on the discovery. Then, when he announced what the rock was, he displayed a stunning geode to the audience.
Interesting rocks include geodes.
This little geological feature is neither an igneous rock nor a sedimentary rock.
Like diamonds or the more common granite, igneous rocks are created at high temperatures. On the other hand, sedimentary rocks are created by the action of water.
On lakeshores, beachheads, and riverbeds, attractive rocks are formed through weathering, erosion, dissolution, or precipitation.
Both are present in geodes.
When one sees a geode—a hollow rock with crystals protruding from the shell and toward the core—they could scratch their heads.
Molten lava is typically used to create geodes. When the lava cools and an air bubble inside doesn’t burst, the cavity can occasionally remain.
Then, as a result of exposure to different conditions, water such as river or seawater may seep inside the rock. This explains why when the rock was split, water poured out of it.
The water’s minerals would subsequently be deposited on the interior of the rock. The minerals then crystallize over time and fill the cavity.
This magnificent rock with crystals inside is the end result of the process.
In addition to quartz, other crystals such as calcite, dolomite, aragonite, hematite, pyrite, and others can also form the crystals.
As for Mooney, it is unknown how long the water has been trapped inside the rock; also, geodes can come in a variety of colors, including reds, violets, and greens, as opposed to the crystals’ gold and silver hue.
Who would have imagined such a stunning object could be found inside a seemingly dull rock?
It just proves how amazing nature is, and we only need to keep an eye out for treasures like this.
The video down below shows Mooney breaking up his stunning geode!