Our New Website : Kentucky Rocks

Our New Website

by Jane Volk on 04/06/10

April 6, 2010


The gang at the Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club (AKA BGGAMC) is very excited to have a new website for the organization.  We had one with another publisher but we just outgrew the capabilites there.  Please take time to look at our new site and see whats going on in the world of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, and jewelry in central Kentucky. 

In the very near future, April 22 to be exact, the club starts the spring   season with a Kentucky Agate Hunt.  There will be 3 days of agate hunts in the Irvine, KY area led by very knowledgable rockhounds who have a great deal of experience in finding Kentucky agates.  A very special treat this year, one of the leaders has promised that all members of the hunt will go home with KY Agate.  How's he going to do that?  Well he's bringing them for you!!  The hunts are usually at capacity at this time year but if you still want to try to get in on the hunt, here's the website where you can get more information.

Following the KY Agate Hunt and in conjunction with the Mountain Mushroom Festival, the BGGAMC will hold a gem, mineral and jewelry show on April 23 -25.  Part of the draw of this show is that there will be more KY agate for sale and on display than you will be able to believe.  There will be jewelry for sale made from KY agate and some of the vendors are the very same rockhounds that will be on the agate hunts.  The other part of draw of this festival is the Mountain Mushroom (Morel) Festival.  Anyone who has eaten morels sauted in butter will be  anticipating the culinary experience that awaits them.  Come see us at the show.  We'll have club sale tables, BGGAMC T-shirts for sale and membership applications for those who want to join us as Rockhounds in Kentucky.

That's all for today  Be sure to become a fan on FACEBOOK  to keep up with the latest news. 

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CONGRATULATIONS to long time club member Lawrence Howard! 
Mr Howard has just received a great honor from Morehead State University Geologist, Professor Charles Mason . Larry found a very large Ammonoid near Morehead, KY a number of years ago while on a field trip hosted by the Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club.  He said, "I knew it was a very nice one but I didn't realize it was special. I gave it to Charlie for his research. He later told me it was a new species and he was going to name it for me." Introducing to you, Rotopericyclus howardi!
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