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    Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    I used to go when I was a little kid with my parents, and would like to take my girlfriend out to do this because I think she would have fun. Anyone know of a good place in southeast Iowa to do this? I'm looking for a state park type place with lots of Geodes in it. Anyone been out to do this recently? I remember there being a lot of water moccasins.



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    Re:Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Taking stuff out of a state park? Tsk Tsk. I think I went to wildcat den state park when I was small and did this. No idea where in the state this is.



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Can't help ya much but them's some good eatin'.


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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Maybe Geode State Park? Located in SE Iowa.



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Maybe Geode State Park? Located in SE Iowa.
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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Maybe Geode State Park? Located in SE Iowa.
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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I used to go when I was a little kid with my parents, and would like to take my girlfriend out to do this because I think she would have fun. Anyone know of a good place in southeast Iowa to do this? I'm looking for a state park type place with lots of Geodes in it. Anyone been out to do this recently? I remember there being a lot of water moccasins.
    Pretty sure there are none of these in Iowa, so you should be fine as far as that goes.


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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Taking her rock hunting? What a lucky lady.



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    I'll sell you some good geode decoys to help bring them in.



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Rock "hunting."


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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I used to go when I was a little kid with my parents, and would like to take my girlfriend out to do this because I think she would have fun. Anyone know of a good place in southeast Iowa to do this? I'm looking for a state park type place with lots of Geodes in it. Anyone been out to do this recently? I remember there being a lot of water moccasins.
    Wildcat Springs, in Hamilton, IL is right across the river from Keokuk. I go there all the time with my family to collect geodes and the place is littered with geodes despite being constantly picked over. I HAVE seen several water moccasins there over the years, though...

    I've heard of people having success in Geode State Park, but (if you can find someone that will let you) I've been most successful with creeks on private land that don't get the big crowds that other places do. I pulled a 50lb quartz geode with great crystal structure a couple years ago just south of the Iowa-Missouri border.


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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    I've got a stand set up on a little public land here in North Central IA. Nothing yet, I think they're a lot more active in the southern part of the state this time of year.




    Good news though, water moccasins aren't found in Iowa, unless one wanders in from the south. You're seeing Common Watersnakes. Bite hurts like hell, but you get to live to ***** about it.



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I used to go when I was a little kid with my parents, and would like to take my girlfriend out to do this because I think she would have fun. Anyone know of a good place in southeast Iowa to do this? I'm looking for a state park type place with lots of Geodes in it. Anyone been out to do this recently? I remember there being a lot of water moccasins.
    I applaud the idea of doing something a little different with your girlfriend CyBer. Sounds like a few people on here get stuck in a groove and don't think outside the box



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    Re: Geode Hunting In Iowa?

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    I applaud the idea of doing something a little different with your girlfriend CyBer. Sounds like a few people on here get stuck in a groove and don't think outside the box
    Agree, it should be a good time if I can find a place that actually has them. Plus it relieves stress/anger when smashing them open.



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