I was thinking that maybe we need cooler names for geologic things. Maybe it's the "geo-" part. It's kind of solid, scientific. Let's take the most "geo" word of them allgeode
and call it something sexier. Most people don't appreciate this, but the open space at the heart of a geode is actually a vug
. We usually think of a vug as a little pocket lined with crystals, usually in a hydrothermal setting. Well, geodes are the same thing, only without all the rock around them. They're portable vugs. And you can get them at any rock shop. I think that with a little work and good marketing, "pocket vugs" could be the next fad.
GeodeGeology Guide photo