Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth

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University Press of Kentucky
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10.2 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 2.55 pounds
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About the Author

Roland L. McIntosh won a Drake video commentary festival award for his documentary on Kentucky agate.Warren H. Anderson is a research scientist at the University of Kentucky Geological Survey. He is the author of Rocks and Minerals of Kentucky.


"In terms of color, variety, and complexity, the Kentucky agates that illustrate this volume are world-class." -- Peter Heaney, Penn State University

"This book is a validation and recognition of the significance of this exquisite agate by the elected representatives of Kentucky. The beauty of banded agates can only be appreciated with good photography. The photographic presentation is excellent and covers all the variations of color and pattern that make this agate so attractive and desirable to anyone that appreciates the beauty of these natural objects." -- Roger Clark, author of Fairburn Agate: Gem of South Dakota

"The agates found in east central Kentucky are little known in the agate world compared to those from Argentina and Mexico. Yet, Kentucky agates are among the most vividly colored agates this writer has ever seen. I saw them first in the 1970s in Tucson and was immediately impressed by their beauty. Now agate lovers have an opportunity to learn about these amazing agate beauties that rival agates the world over. A new book, Kentucky Agate, from the University Press of Kentucky, is a must for every collector and lover of agates." -- Bob Jones, Senior Consulting Editor, Rock & Gem magazine

"McIntosh is an expert on Kentucky agate - stones clustered largely in the Kentucky counties of Jackson, Powell, and Estill. Uncut and unpolished, they look like seeing the earth from a low-flying airliner: intricate patterns of green and gray with an occasional pop of color. These Kentucky agates have "a wider range of colors and patterns than any agate from anywhere in the world," McIntosh, 69, said. "Any time I open an agate it's a new adventure."--" -- Cheryl Truman