Santa Fe College seeks missing 125-pound amethyst geode

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida college is searching for a large and unusual stone stolen from one of its buildings.

Santa Fe College officials say the 125-pound amethyst cathedral geode was stolen from the lobby of its natural sciences building sometimes last week.

The Gainesville Sun reports ( ) that the geode stands over 3 1/2 feet tall and is worth over $1,000. It’s also part of a matching pair. Each of the elongated stone nodules is encrusted with deep purple crystals.

The college urges anyone with information about the theft to call its police department at 352-395-5519 or Crime Stoppers of Alachua County at 352-372-STOP for potential reward. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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