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Hollow Stones

Post  Tarek (from Lebanon) on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:15 am

Hi all,
As i was "Bonsai Hunting" last week I came across two weird Hollow Rocks.  One of them was a Crysaline like and the other seems like metal. The weird thing about them is the fact that they are naturally hollow and empty from inside.
Do you think they might be used as a Bonsai Pots?  anyone have experience with such a thing?
I appreciate any comment

Here is the Crystal Like Rock







Here is the meallic one


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Tarek

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Re: Hollow Stones

Post  JimLewis on Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:48 pm

Those are geodes -- https://www.google.com/search?q=geode&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 -- Rock collectors (not necessarily viewing stone people) like them. Use them as pots only if there is drainage.

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lovely crystals rocks

Post  lena.stares on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:58 pm

dont spoil them by using for bonsai pots i bought a few years ago and they not cheap look for more where they came from wish they were near me :

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Re: Hollow Stones

Post  Chris Cochrane on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:34 pm

Agreeing with Jim & Lena, the crystals found inside geodes are a fascinating natural rock form prized by collectors.

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Re: Hollow Stones

Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:06 pm

Those are even more beautiful on the inside. I got a bunch too, and got to admit I've thought about using it for bonsai too, but Lena's right. Don't hide the beauty within with a tree!

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Thanks

Post  Tarek (from Lebanon) on Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:28 pm

Thank you all for your replies.
I thought at first that my rocks are Geodes, but they are totally empty from inside. I am not sure if they are still called Geodes if they are totally hollow. I will have to research that.

Anyhow thanks all for your comments. I will not use them as pots for sure.

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