Kentucky Agate   

Weighs: 1.3lbs

Discovered: Kentucky


~ Kentucky Agate ~

On July 14, 2000, agate was formally assigned Kentucky's State Rock (Kentucky Acts Ch. 146, sec. 1). The Kentucky Geological Survey was not counseled before this assignment, which is sad, in light of the fact that agate is a minutely translucent assortment of the mineral quartz, and not a stone. Rocks are made out of numerous minerals and are shaped through sedimentary, volcanic, or transformative cycles. Kentucky has a state rock that is actually a mineral, and a state mineral (coal) that is actually a stone!


Agate has fragile and differing shades of variety organized in layers. The variety banding is normally connected with synthetic debasements; for instance, iron gives a red or orange tone and manganese or calcium give dark or blue tones. The groups are commonly sporadic, bended, or in concentric examples. Agate is utilized as a fancy material or in semiprecious adornments.


Lovely examples of red, dark, yellow, and dim grouped agate have been found in Estill, Jackson, Powell, Madison, and Rockcastle Counties. These Kentucky agates are gotten from the Borden Formation of Early Mississippian age and can be gathered along certain streams where the Borden is presented to enduring. Many agates are shown at neighborhood rock shows.

Kentucky Agate

SKU: Kentucky Agate: KA1
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