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Experience hosted by Dusty And Leo

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Private tour of a working lapidary where you get to experience the thrill of picking out your own geode and having it cut by one of "The Geode Guys" on wet diamond saws. Each experience fee includes 2 Geodes per person ($50 value) as well as the opportunity to have them cut by one of the expert "Geode Guys." If you prefer a more hands on approach we can score your geode and then you can crack it open yourself with supplied chisel and safety glasses. In addition to the geode selection and cutting/cracking you'll be given a tour and explanation of different types of geodes, rock saws, polishing tools, and techniques used to cut and shape different types of minerals.

The lapidary experience can be done in as quick as 30 minutes if you're in a hurry or as long as 1.5 hours if you want the whole tour or want to purchase additional geodes.
Other things to note
This is a very safe activity and no participation is required if not comfortable.
Private tour of a working lapidary where you get to experience the thrill of picking out your own geode and having it cut by one of "The Geode Guys" on wet diamond saws. Each experience fee includes 2 Geodes per person ($50 value) as well as the opportunity to have them cut by one of the expert "Geode Guys." If you prefer a more hands on approach we can score your geode and then you can crack it open yourself with supplied chisel and safety glas…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Each experience fee includes a geode(s) for each attendee ($50 value) as we...

Meet your host, Dusty And Leo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Dusty and Leo Atkinson have worked in the lapidary arts for a combined 40+ years. We are a Father son duo who create one of a kind kinetic sculptures out of rare fossils and minerals found all over the world (see our sculptures at www.StoneartstudiosCO.com). In addition to our expertise in the lapidary we are one of the most trusted sources of high quality unopened Geodes anywhere. Our lapidary is located in the workshop on our property out in beautiful Blacktail meadows behind Lake Catamount. In an effort to keep COVID-19 at bay we try to bring all saws outside in an effort to reduce congestion and encourage air circulation.
Dusty and Leo Atkinson have worked in the lapidary arts for a combined 40+ years. We are a Father son duo who create one of a kind kinetic sculptures out of rare fossils and minerals found all over the world (see our sculptures at www.StoneartstudiosCO.com). In addition to our expertise in the lapidary we are one of the most trusted sources of high quality unopened Geodes anywhere. Our lapidary is located in the workshop on our property out in beautiful Blacktail meadows behind Lake Catamoun…
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Where you'll be

Our lapidary is located in a workshop on my property out in beautiful Blacktail meadows behind Lake Catamount. Whenever possible we try and do all activities outside in an effort to Social distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the cutting will be a tour of the work shop if desired. We do have a bathroom down in the shop in case you need to use the restroom.

1 review

Kayla
May 2021
This tour is great if you are into all things rocks. He was extremely knowledgeable about every little thing. We loved learning about the different geodes and where they came from. He also has some really cool fossilized coral that blew my mind. I would definitely do this experience again. Thanks !!
This tour is great if you are into all things rocks. He was extremely knowledgeable about every little thing. We loved learning about the different geodes and where they came from.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

A jacket in case of adverse weather on that day

A mask to wear (COVID-19 precaution)