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Micro Geode???
Micro Geode???  

Red-Gray clay
Red-Gray clay  
I found this little rock in my farm (picture 1), inside a green-blueish sediment layer. Is it a geode? Also very close to this layer, among some other weird stuff, there is some kind of gray-red clay layer (picture 2), could you please tell me what it could be. Thanks a lot...

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Hi Luis,
Good deduction!  Picture one is indeed a geode.  It's hard to tell but it might be a quartz geode.

As for the other rock...it looks like a very fine grained sandstone with some iron staining.  The iron staining is probably from microscopic iron minerals that were carried through the rock by groundwater.

Hope this helps.

Bob

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C. Robert Reszka, Jr.

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I can answer any general geology question (rocks, minerals, stratigraphy, geomorphology etc.). My expertise is in the geology of the Michigan Basin, PreCambrian, Paleozoic and Recent. I can answer questions concerning mining and petroleum exploration and production and the laws concerning those activities. I can also answer questions concerning stratigraphy of the Michigan Basin. I will also answer questions about mineral and rock collecting in the Basin. I won`t be able to answer many specific questions on hydrology, geophysics or geochemistry. I may be able to answer very general questions in those venues.

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I have been working for the State of Michigan for 36 years as a Geologist and a Resource Analyst. I have experience with Subsurface Geology and Petroleum Geology, mining in Michigan, and Sand Dune Mining and Protection issues.

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Michigan Basin Geological Society

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Decade of North American Geology.
Bedrock Geology of Michigan

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BS Wayne State University

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