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September 22, 2013 10:13 PM

Uncommonwealth: New book on Kentucky agate highlights beauty of state treasure

Even after 30 years, the thrill of finding a new agate never gets old for Roland McIntosh. McIntosh is a 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.

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