Life in the Lost World

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   Oct 22

#Enter to #win a Ginormous Geode and Intro to Rocks Poster! ends 11/12

Store for Knowledge

I LOVE the Store for Knowledge! I freely admit, that we’re all a bit on the science-nerdy side, here in the lost world, so when the opportunity to review one of their Ginormous Geodes and a laminated Introduction to Rocks poster, I jumped on it!

Intact Geodes -appearances can be deceiving!

For those who may not know, geodes are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks. Geodes are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior of the most common geodes is generally limestone or a related rock, while the interior contains quartz crystals and/or chalcedony deposits. Some geodes are completely filled with crystal, being solid all the way through.

You might find this inside a geode -

or this -

or even this!

How cool does that sound? Trust me, the crystal formations inside a geode must be seen to be believed and appreciated! Some are absolutely breath-taking and you never know, before you crack one, what you’ll find. Each is as individual and beautiful as you are!

Introduction to Rocks Poster (Laminated)
The Earth is made of rocks and this poster provides a comprehensive overview of what they are and how they are formed. It begins by explaining that rocks are made of minerals and that each type of rock is the result of a specific mixture of minerals subjected to a clearly defined geological process. The bulk of the poster is divided into three sections, one for each type of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. An illustration shows how they are made. It is followed by photographs of a dozen representational specimens. A dramatic photograph shows a natural formation. A bonus section shows and explains some of the more specialized and popular rock forms such as geodes, concretions, agates and thunder balls. This is a great poster for earth science classes, but one also appreciated by rock collectors as it is a helpful resource for identification.

I don’t want you to think, for a minute, that the only things stocked by the Store for Knowledge are geology related. No Siree! They have a large variety of science kits, encompassing many different interests, they have building toys, dinosaur toys, room decor, books and puzzlesgalore. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list, big or little, at the Store for Knowledge!

They even have an "ugly box" section with savings up to 50%!! The items in the ungly box section are brand new and in perfect condition, but have torn or crunched packaging. Some items may have minor defects. All package or product defects are described in the description of each product. This is a great way to save some extra money, especially if you are going to throw away the outer box. Please note ugly box items are excluded from current discounts offered. What a great idea, and one I've never seen offered anywhere else before!

OK, here’s the part you’ve been waiting for. The great folks at Store for Knowledge are giving one of my readers an chance to win a Ginormous Geode and Laminated Introduction to Rocks poster for their own lucky budding geologist to find under the tree on Christmas morning! Thank you so much!

Here’s what you do ~

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  1. My oldest son loves rocks (when we went on vacation this summer, he ended up spending most of his souvenir money at the Museum of Natural History on geodes and other rocks! He will be flippin’ if we win!

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  4. Tiffany U says:

    Not only do my teens love geology (oldest even wanted to be a geologist for a while) my oldest daughter just started her section on geology at school and is loving it!

  5. Corey Olomon says:

    All three of my kids love and collect rocks and minerals.

  6. Patti Hess says:

    Thank you for the chance :)

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  7. Stephen N. says:

    This is a GREAT giveaway!

  8. melissa says:

    My kids and I are all about the sciences at home. My son, is 3, and takes great interest in finding out the ‘real’ names of things. We just spent two weeks learning all of the names of different cloud formations. I’d love this geode and rock to spring us into a geology unit!

  9. Patricia Crowley says:

    I’d love to win this for my nephew! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  10. Laura DeLuca says:

    i love geodes-we have a whole collection

  11. Dahbou says:

    Thanks for such a cool giveaway. My niece would love this. I happen to think geodes are awesome!

  12. clenna says:

    My grand son and I love rocks. We are constantly exploring wherever we go. He would treasure this.

    Thanks you

  13. I have collected rocks for a long time and love the different colors and shapes…

  14. My son would love this. Although I think his Dad would like it even more lol

  15. Deranged Pegasus says:

    My sister is a geologist and I would love to be able to give her a geode for her birthday.

  16. Jessica says:

    These look so awesome!

  17. Wendy R. says:

    Hubby is a rock hound and would love this for him!
    ~Wendy :)

  18. Beth S. says:

    Geodes rock! :D

  19. Jody Sisson says:

    My Grand Kids always look for different rocks, this would be great for them.

  20. Donna D says:

    I Love geodes! My grandson and I look for them in our creek almost everytime he come’s over to visit me, we find them but there is never anything but brown sand inside, still I enjoy searching with him because he is always so excited about what he might find inside. Im entering this for him, he would love everything in this giveaway.
    Thank You for the Giveaway!

  21. Ann F says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway. My daughter is fascinated by geodes and would love this

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  22. Shannon Baas says:

    This would make a great gift for my niece.

  23. Kasee Johnson says:

    I would LOVE to win this for my kids. They are totally enchanted with stones, rocks, geodes and the like. We have a Tourmaline mine in the hills behind our house that the kids love to visit. And my son chose a birthday trip to an old gold mining town last year that just floored the kids with all the gems. This would be an amazing addition to our growing collection, and allow the kids to learn to identify what they’ve found!

  24. Chelsea Saulpaugh says:

    I used to collect geodes as a child so this is great!

  25. Connie G says:

    LOL I love Life in the Lost World!!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  26. Linda Kish says:

    I love geodes. I still have the ones my son got from the fair when he was young.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  27. Shirley Hodge says:

    Have been a rock nut since I was a kid. There is a rock mound at our lake country home that I started when I was 12. I still add to it occasionally and am trying to get my granddaughters to do so also. Just find a rock or stone, no matter where you are, and if it speaks to you add it to the pile. It has rocks from Hong Kong, Scotland, UK, France, Canada and Mexico, all over the US and a few from a pen pal in Australia. I don’t identify them I figure they know who they are and where they come from and that is all that matters. Last year at Halloween we put some candles on the pile and lit them Halloween Eve and it was an amazing thing to see and several of the viewers said they could see different pictures in the smoke. My eyesight is not very good anymore but those who did see the sights gave good descriptions of them and we wrote them down in a diary for the family. We will do it again this year.

  28. Kim Morgan says:

    My son would love this… he is so into geology right now!

  29. Katy S says:

    The excitement of not knowing what the geode may hold inside…that’s it’s 100% natural from the earth not a man-made gimmick makes it a wonderful prize to win!

  30. Amber J says:

    These look so cool. My daughter would love this!

  31. Amy Otrosinka says:

    I would love to win

  32. tamatha h says:

    cool giveaway, thanks

  33. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    This would be a great thing for my daughter the teacher
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  34. Danny Lindsey says:

    These rocks are very cool!

  35. kim c says:

    I love wondering what my geode would look like. There are so many surprises when you crack one of them open that the mystery makes it extra special.

  36. Steve Robillard says:

    these are very cool good luck everyone

  37. katklaw777 says:

    We have always been rock hounds around here. The kids luv to learn and identify rocks and minerals.
    My son went nutso when he found some fools gold this summer.
    Great post and giveaway, thanks!

  38. Serge B says:

    I love geodes, like opening up a prize each time!

  39. Heather! says:

    Rocks have always been a special interest of mine. I don’t study them or know what kinds they are when I see them, but I am drawn to them, and pick up at least one rock from any place that I visit. I try to even label and display them. I would LOVE to win this awesome giveaway! Such a unique prize!

    Thanks for the chance!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  40. Timothy Chalfant says:

    My daughter loves anything about science!!! She collects rocks of all types where ever we go!!!

  41. Jessica Rose says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Stacy H says:

    My son LOVES these! I really hope we win this!! Thanks so much!

  43. greg bradley says:

    would be great to give my grandson so he could enjoy and develop an interest in geology.

  44. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    I let my cat type this…she loves pretty geodes.

  45. george ashmore says:

    Ever since my daughter was little, I buy her a fancy rock sample every year at Christmas. This Christmas, It is going to be a VERY SPECIAL rock. Plus, My wife can use the poster in her 7th grade science class.

  46. Lara N says:

    My twins love collecting rocks – this would have pride of place in their collection!

    lara at twiceblessedlife dot com

  47. James Stringham says:

    Wow! This is a super cool prize!

  48. Douglas Houston says:

    Awesome rocks

  49. John Perry says:

    this contest ROCKS!

  50. Kris G. says:

    OMG!! How cool!!!

  51. Selinda says:

    My son went through a collecting rocks stage last year, I think that he would absolutely love this!


  52. sarah says:

    My son would love this. I have had boxes, bags and gardens full of rocks for years because of this boy.

  53. crystle tellerday says:

    id give this to my friend vincent

  54. Katharine D says:

    My son would LOVE this – perfect Christmas present

  55. Jennifer S says:

    This is a great, creative idea for a giveaway and my daughter would love it!

  56. Cool prize! I wanted to be a geologist as a kid.

  57. Chris burd says:

    This is so cool!

  58. sherri crawford says:

    we love to collect rocks from everywhere we visit

  59. nik says:

    I’ve been collecting rocks since I was little and have a couple small geodes. The collection will soon go to my nephew, another avid rockhound. I’d love this cool poster to give him as well…thanks!

  60. sandra says:

    my boys would love this

  61. Emily says:

    If only I could reach into the pictures and pick up those rocks!

  62. Debra S says:

    Okay, yep, sure, count me into the “nerdy-science” loving type. What a great gift for any one of my older grandkids who also show that they have the bent for curiosity!

  63. Crystal S. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! My husband would love this as he’s got a major in in Geology!
    sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

  64. Sandy says:

    I would love to add this to my collection!

  65. Stacy M. says:

    My daughter would love this!

  66. Melissa O. says:

    My daughter is totally into rocks and minerals. She would love to have these

  67. Melissa says:

    No typing with my toes here…. I’m not that coordinated. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Leann Lindeman says:

    I hope I win this… My daughters fiance would absolutely FLIP over this… Would be a fantastic Christmas present.

  69. Teiva Campbell says:

    I love geodes!

  70. Karhma Dent says:

    I love geodes! They’re awesome!

  71. alissa apel says:

    My Dad and husband both love rocks. Our son Mica is named after: a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals.

  72. leslie says:

    What a beautiful product of nature!

  73. MK says:

    I love these!

  74. beth shepherd says:

    I would love to win for my son
    thank you

  75. Sarah says:

    I love your blog and love geodes :D

  76. lisa says:

    this is totally cool!!

  77. Kim says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  78. Jen says:

    cool giveaway – my son would love this!

  79. Heidi K. says:

    Beautiful stone!

  80. I love geodes. We call them thundereggs.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  81. thank you for an awesome giveaway! my son just got an eye witness gem book for his birthday and this would be a great christmas present!

  82. Sandra StL says:

    You probably had this before but, sincerely… you rock!
    This is a wonderful give away! Isn’t marvelous to look at nature, science and beauty at the same time? Geodes are awesome.
    It would be a wonderful gift, for sure! Thanks again for all!

  83. susitravl says:

    Love your blog and geodes, too!

  84. Becky Grayson says:

    I agree you rock. Now I am putting my blindfold on and typing with my toes.

    Something mean!

    I know I’m talented like that LOL.

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  85. My son would love this as a Christmas present. We went geode hunting this summer and found a few, but nothing like the ones you are giving away.

    Very cool giveaway!

  86. Karen Dittrich says:

    The Geodes always look so beautiful inside. I’d love to win one. Great Giveaway!!

  87. Kelli Avery says:

    Since I cant be blindfolded and type with my toes at the same time, I will have to say something nice, lol. I LOVE GEODES, My kids and I are always looking for them, when we find interesting rocks, we always break them open just in case, and have gotten lucky quite a few times. :)

  88. Gina Hamm says:

    Lovely prize!!! Thanks!!!!

  89. adele jones says:

    what a great giveaway! my little geologist would be thrilled!

  90. Tina J says:

    Wow! My nephew would absolutely LOVE this! Hope I win this for him!

  91. Jenn says:

    Great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance. ♥
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows

  92. Amy Brown Whitley says:

    I would love to win this for my 6yr old daughter, who is really into geodes.

    amybrown16 (at) insightbb (dot) com

  93. Sophie S says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  94. Katherine Fary says:

    This is such a great giveaway

  95. Marjorie says:

    My 5 year old son has recently gotten really into science (he asked for a telescope and a microscope for Christmas this year) and he would just LOVE this!

  96. Adrienne Hayes says:

    My son would absolutely love this! thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  97. Caryn says:

    because I dislike being blindfolded, and I failed my Toe Typing course, I’ll just say this is the coolest rock index for kids I’ve ever seen!

  98. Marysa N. says:

    These are gorgeous! My daughter has been interested in rocks and rock collecting, this would be a great way to get her more interested!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  99. Debbie C says:

    We used to have geodes in neighboring counties that you could pick up by the dozens. We had rock gardens made of open geodes. Now it’s a rare thing to find a geode. That’s a shame. I would love to have one now.


  100. Michelle Hayden says:

    I would love to give this to my nephew for Christmas. He loves geology! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  101. Thanks for the great giveaway — hope I win! :)

  102. Susan Bryant says:

    awesome giveaway!!!!! Thanks for the chance!

  103. Marija says:

    I have a couple teeny tiny geodes — this would be a great addition to help grow my collection!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  104. Alexandra Unruh says:

    I LOVE geodes! Awesome giveaway :)

  105. steve r says:

    Those geodes are absolutely amazing.

  106. Melissa Hans says:

    Awesome… this would be great for my Science classroom!!

  107. Jenna says:

    How cool is this? I remember visiting a science museum in school and getting to break open our own geodes- which I still have

  108. misty says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  109. Jessica says:

    I love geodes! I had so many growing up – my fingers are crossed!

  110. Gianna says:

    My daughter has been wanting one of these :)

  111. Amanda says:

    Geodes are so beautiful. This would make an amazing gift for one of my neighbors :)


  112. Natasha H says:

    You have an awesome sense of humor :)

  113. Rich says:

    Nice rock

  114. Larissa says:

    My sister and I both love geodes, and this would be a terrific way to get my nephew into ‘em too!

  115. Danielle T says:

    My son is an avid rock collecter and would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  116. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Geodes are a little like people. On the outside we may not be anything special but when we open up…WOW!

  117. Jenn S. says:

    This is so cool! My kids love rocks and would love this. Thanks for another Christmas gift idea. :)

  118. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love geodes.

  119. Melissa Storms says:

    Best comment I caught as I was scrolling ‘This contest rocks!’ :) I would love to win and enjoy this contest!

  120. debbie says:

    My son would love this. He has collected rocks for years.

  121. nicky flowers says:

    This is just about the coolest giveaway ever!!!

  122. Dawn says:

    I love geodes.
    I am not flexible enough to type with my toes

  123. JEN SHIRLEY says:

    awesome! my kids would love these!

    essingtonj at hotmail dot com

  124. Gina H. says:

    Thank you for the fun giveaways!

  125. gala says:

    it would be an awesome gift for any kid, thanks

  126. Aubrey says:

    What a neat gift!

  127. Stephanie Showalter says:

    love to win

  128. Bonnigene says:

    This would be wonderful to win for my daughter, she loves it

  129. Amy Lutz says:

    THanks for both the heads up and the chance to win!

  130. Pauline M says:

    These are so great! I’ve searched for geodes once in Utah and loved it. I only found a few small ones, but it is terribly exciting when you find it! I would love to share this with my kids!

  131. Shannon Herrington says:

    My niece is in love with rocks and geology. I’m actually buying her geodes from the Teaching Store for her birthday next week. This would make her day! Thank you for the giveaway

  132. Gretta says:

    Our 10 yr old says she wants to be a geologist when she grows up so I would love to win this for her to enjoy & it would be very useful in homeschooling also

    bamagv at aol dot com

  133. Crystal says:

    I have seen jewelry made out of pretty!!

  134. Since I’m such a meanie, I’m use to typing with my toes. LOL
    Seriously, I think (I know) that being a rock hound can start out at toddler years. My little granddaughter (age 2) has a fascination with rocks. She collects them, looks at them intensely and quietly and I must say, she has a good eye for a youngin’. Her collections aren’t just gravel from the driveway. She has preferences. She really amazes me. With her on my lap, we have looked at images on google at rocks. It’s really uncanny. Well, I’m getting a cramp in my toes so better just say thanks for the opportunity.
    geneveve2 at gmail dot com

  135. Shaunda Eppes says:

    My son loves rocks and crystals.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

  136. Kathleen Downes says:

    This would be the perfect gift for my sister.

  137. loni says:

    I love these…so neat!

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  138. Lisa L says:

    How neat! Our family would love this =)

  139. Kendra Gillilan says:

    I love geodes–the kids would too!! awesome and thanks for the chance

  140. Kristie says:

    What a neat poster! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

  141. This is so up my alley! My dad practices paleontology as a hobby! I would look for fossils and cool rocks with him all the time!

  142. Trisha McKee says:

    These are great! Thank you!

  143. I’ve been studying rocks, crystals and geodes since I was a kid! We went on our annual family dude ranch trip and I found a cool rock that I picked up because it looked like a bar of soap, I was told it was no ordinary rock and I’ve been hooked ever since!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly