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Earl
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Hey everybody!I am planning my Kentucky trip for the fall and I have run across a couple of items stating that the famous Hall's Gap site is no longer open to collecting.Is this true?If it is still open,does anybody have any advice on collecting there or directions as to access to it?How about any creek bed collecting places in the area of Lake Cumberland?
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Earl
Bob Harman
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This 2009 thread had no responders so I will bring it up to date. 

Hall's Gap was perhaps the most famous Kentucky geode road cut site.  It was on Kentucky route 27, near the town of Hall's Gap in Lincoln County, and, after collectible geodes/minerals were found there, it was very heavily collected for Millerite, Honnessite, Jamborite (?) and Pyrite all in small to medium sized geodes. Collecting was good about the 1960s thru about the mid 1980s.
  Over several years, as the productive zone was heavily worked, a dangerous geode barren rock overhang developed. First the road cut site was posted, then the Kentucky highway department recontoured the road cuts and, as I understand it, the collecting sites are no longer available. I have not seen anything collected from this locality in the last 15 - 20 or so years. Sadly, another extinct road cut locality.     BOB
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