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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2022 04:44    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode  

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It may come from the native language of the participants - in some languages "a pocket" is called, for example, "una geoda". When I translate from Spanish to English I have to look carefully at the context to work out if the correct translation is "a geode" or "a pocket".

Have a look at this from Linguee and you can see that the Portuguese "Geoda" is normally translated (often incorrectly to you and me) to "geode"

https://www.linguee.com.br/portugues-ingles/search?source=auto&query=geoda

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Thru out this old thread everyone called the extracted very large example a "geode".
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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2022 03:29    Post subject: Re: Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode  

Another example of the mistranslation of 'Geoda' into 'Geode' - this time the mistake is from the BBC, who ought to know better. I guess someone realised their error as they seem to call it both a 'cave' and a 'geode'

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220721-the-worlds-largest-crystal-cave
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The article is also wrong about who found it - the miners never found it. It was found by people I know, and they broke into the pocket of large crystals
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