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Cathy
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I live in a very small town, Ashland, Ky.  As I've been told, this is a mineral poor area, although I did manage to find one very small crystal geode above the banks of the Ohio River.  This is my question:  I've been trying to find SOMEWHERE that isn't 4-5 hours away to find geodes.  Online, I happened upon the name of a town - Garrett, Ky - that is only about 1 1/2 hours from Ashland.  There isn't a lot of information - but it said you could find geodes there.  And the area was a "road cut" that was "public access."  Does this mean it is accessible to anyone and that you can pick them up?   I want to go there.  Have you heard of finding geodes there?  

Highway 60 roadcut near Garrett - geodes 
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How does this sound?  Worth the drive?  Comments anyone?
Bob Harman
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As I look at the Kentucky map, Ashland is in extreme NE Kentucky on the West Virginia border where southern Ohio is also close by. If that is correct, you will not find geodes there as the local geology is wrong.
The Kentucky geode area is basically a N - S strip from near near Louisville SE thru lake Cumberland to the North Central Tennessee border; unfortunately like you say about a 4 - 5 hour drive.   That is where the geology is correct to find geodes.   BOB
Bob Harman
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As an addendum, I looked at the Kentucky road map and see a small town of GARRET on US 60 SW of Louisville near Fort Knox (N of Elizabethtown Ky). This would be within or close to my previously mentioned Ky geode belt and a 4 - 5 hour drive from your area.   Are we talking about the same town of Garret on hi way 60?

I also suggest confirming any anecdotal reports of geodes with some pix of the finds. Remember that you want COLLECTIBLE geodes to be RELIABLY found at any locality you might drive to.     BOB 
Cathy
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You said you see Garrett Ky near Louisville.  According to everything I've researched - it is only 90 miles from Ashland, which is not that far from me.  Would that be a decent area?  Louisville is over 3 hours further on down the road.  
Cathy
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Bob Harman
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CATHY,     It seems that we are both correct!     Reviewing several road maps and googling GARRETT, KY shows a small unincorporated town in Floyd County, about 90 miles South of Ashland. The town is on Ky rte 80 and can be reached via US rte 23 South from Ashland.

There also is the GARRETT, KY that I mentioned. It is spelled the same way altho I had it spelled incorrectly in my previous post. It is in Meade County on US 60/Ky rte 79 just West of Ft. Knox.

Googling the town name only shows your Garrett Ky.

AS TO GEODES.    Near the town that you mention, in Floyd County, almost certainly will not have any geodes as basically there are none in far eastern Ky.   But there may be some near the town of Garrett in Meade county as that town is in or very close to the central Kentucky geode belt.  As to the specific locations, I have no idea.  Of course that town is a 4-5 hour drive from you.

Good luck with your collecting.     BOB
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