Break your Own Mini Quartz Geodes
These are mini Quartz geodes, measuring 30-50MM approximately.
They are primarily clear Quartz, but there may be some Calcite geodes too. It is almost impossible to tell without cracking them open.
These geodes have a reasonably large air gap in the centre and thin walls. This makes them quite easy to crack!
You could use a hammer, or any other heavy metal object, but the more precise, the better – a rock hammer is ideal.
I have opened several of these geodes with a regular claw hammer, so it is definitely possible to do it with basic tools. The simplest and safest way to open these mini Quartz geodes is to wrap them in a cloth and give them a few gentle taps until they start to crack naturally.
However, this will be a very rough method of opening the geodes – precise is better, especially if you don’t want the geodes to shatter into a hundred pieces.
Due to the nature of geodes, it is simply impossible for us to guarantee satisfaction without opening them. If you receive a Geode that does not contain any crystals, or your Geode was broken in transit, please contact us for a replacement item.
We cannot be held responsible for any injuries incurred when you break your own geodes. Please make sure to wear safety glasses and gloves and wash geodes thoroughly after breaking. The internal crystals may be very sharp. Children should be supervised at all times while opening Geodes.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
We sell a range of other Geodes, including much larger specimens. For more information about them, and a full list of all our related products, see our main ‘Geode’ page.