agates are among the most prized in the world because of their deep and varied
colors. This book of photographs was compiled to show the natural beauty of
these Kentucky rocks and describe how they form. The geodes containing agate
Author: Roland L. McIntosh
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Among the rarest and most prized minerals, agate is one of the most exquisite examples of nature's artwork. A striking rock that occurs in various shapes and sizes, with a vivid assortment of colors, agates are coveted by collectors and becoming rarer across the globe. Although the Bluegrass State is usually overlooked in the international study of agate, some of the most beautiful and colorful specimens in the world are hidden away in the rugged terrain of eastern Kentucky's scenic Knobs Region. Kentucky Agate is the first book to showcase the unique mineral, treasured for its fine grain and vibrant banks of deep, varied colors. Authors Roland L. McIntosh and Warren H. Anderson have collected hundreds of professional color photographs, revealing the beauty and diversity of this sought-after stone. With detailed maps of the region surrounding the city of Irvine, Kentucky, including parts of Estill, Powell, Jackson, Menifee, Madison, and Lee counties, Kentucky Agate reveals locations where agate may be found. Featuring full-color photographs showing aspects of the rock not visible to the naked eye, this book also provides detailed information on the history, geology, chemistry, and formation of the mineral, giving collectors and Kentucky nature enthusiasts a stunning look into the world of agate collection and the hidden story of the breathtaking formation of the official state rock.
Fire agate is found in the United States , Mexico , and Brazil , with Arizona
producing some of the best quality . ... Sela Weidemann Randazzo says that
agate is " the guardian angel essence . ... Kentucky agate is the official rock of
Author: Diane Morgan
Chapters discuss the geological, historical, mythical, and legendary qualities of particular gems.
State Reserves and Reservations Kenlake State Resort Park ( KY ) Kentucky
Dam Village State Resort Park ( KY ) Lake Barkley ... Horton ( Henry ) State
Resort Park ( TN ) Jenny Wiley State Resort Park ( KY ) Agate Beach State
Wayside ( OR ) ...
Author: Darren L. Smith
This comprehensive directory contains more than 4,700 entries and provides detailed information on national and state parks for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. This edition features expanded coverage, entry enhancement, maps, and a special index that points to historical and geographical references. Each descriptive entry includes official name of park, mailing address, phone number, general location, acreage, facilities, activities, and special features. Coverage provides information on lodging, campground facilities, trails, historical and cultural attractions, and handicapped accessibility.
Plate 28. Red and black variety of Kentucky agate ( specimen from K. Settles ;
photo by D. Matulionis ) . Plate 29. Yellow variety of Kentucky agate , from east -
central Kentucky liches Plate 30. Chert and flint arrowheads . Plate 31. Plate 28
no. contain Proceedings of the technical sessions, Kentucky Oil and Gas Association ... Annual Meeting;