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Cindy Striley of Cincinnati, left in hat, examined a rock she found along Station Camp Creek in Estill County while hunting for Kentucky agate. James Flynn, right, who led the hunt, discussed another specimen with Richard and Linda Schlabach of Nashville, Tenn. Back left is Jerry Parton of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. People from more than a dozen states went on agate hunts last week leading up to this weekend’s 25th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, which celebrates local morrel mushrooms and the agate found only in Estill and five surrounding counties. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com



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