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Madawyh
 #101 
I have read through this thread multiple times and finally got up the nerve to call the a country store in Brown County and ask for permission to look for geodes along their creek. My kids are just starting to get the rock hound fever. We live in Florida but travel in the summers. I spend a week or more in the INdianapolis area. The woman who answered the phone was pleasant and said just to check in when we got there. She explained her property line and how to access the creek and set us free. We met another family looking for gold with their rather fancy set up compared to my buckets. We found a 5 gallon bucket full of geodes ranging from shooter marble to a giant fossilized brachiopod geode. I was a little sad to see holes where others had dug and not filled them back. We live at the beach and it's rude and dangerous on many levels to dig giant holes on the beach and not fill them back in when you leave. I could also see places where people dug out the creek banks. All of our collected geodes were found along the creek edge or buried just a bit but visible.
Katie
 #102 
That's so cool Jared!
Chris
 #103 
I am visiting family for the 4th of July till July 11th. I have always wanted to in my life find a amethyst geode. Is there anyone that can help me? I am from Idaho.
Bob Harman
 #104 
Chris,     Your posting on this particular thread suggests that your family visit and collecting wish is to specifically be in Indiana.  If so, there is no amethyst in Indiana.

There are amethyst localities in the East, but not really in geodes.   A few of the localities include New England sites such as Hopkinton Rhode Island. In the Mid Atlantic states there are a few sites in North Carolina and Virginia.    The Southeast sites include one in South Carolina and Jackson's Crossroads in Georgia.    Most productive sites in the East are either under claim or extinct, but searching around you might find one or two that are open or fee for digging sites.   Just nothing much in the Midwest and nothing in Indiana.      BOB
Kelli
 #105 
Hello. My family is planning another trip to Bloomington for a geode hunt. We have not been there since 2013. Any recommendations for the best sites for our hunt? Thank you!
Bob Harman
 #106 
KELLI,    In general you can collect geodes in creek beds, lake shores, and road cuts.    The road cuts will not be productive at this time of the year as the fallen rock was cleaned up about 3 months ago and there has been some heavy collecting during the most recent month or so.
After recent hi water levels, they have fallen. The creeks are now low, but there is the problem of mosquitos, dense plant undergrowth with poison ivy, and ticks. The ticks and mosquitos are a major drawback this summer (zika virus and lyme disease etc) so if you go you must (!) wear proper clothes and bug repellent.
Same as above for the Lake Monroe water level. Know where you are as you can't collect in the state park areas or Indiana controlled lakeshore areas.

Good luck, BOB

Chris
 #107 
Bob thank you for the feed back
Brandon
 #108 
So I just ask him and he will tell me place I can't take kids right but they are in Indiana or not
Ellie
 #109 
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