Geode and Agate Collecting
Lincoln & Jackson Counties, Kentucky
March 2003
Report by Mike Streeter
(mcstreeter@charter.net)

 

We spent a full weekend collecting geodes and agate in and along the Green River and the South Fork of Station Creek in Kentucky's Lincoln and Jackson Counties, respectively.

Certain parts of the Green River are well known for their abundance of geodes that have weathered out of the limestone strata.


Green River


Chrissy & Opal at Green River

To make them easy to spot, the geodes are even labeled . . . . . .

 

 

Green River area geodes in general contain a variety of minerals including quartz, chalcedony, calcite, dolomite, pyrite and millerite. Some quartz-lined geodes may even contain light colored amethyst.

Click on each specimen picture to enlarge

Click on each specimen picture to enlarge

Jackson County is in the heart of the Kentucky agate region of the State. We spent an entire day on the South Fork of Station Creek just south of Drip Rock hunting the elusive Kentucky agate.

 

The following pictures are typical of the many specimens that we found on a bright sunny day.

Click on each specimen picture to enlarge

Click on each specimen picture to enlarge


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