Keokuk Geodes

Although geodes of different kinds are found all over the world, the greatest abundance and variety are found in the outcropping of the Mississippian lower Keokuk bed within a 70 mile radius of the intersection of the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers. Southeastern Iowa is one of the state’s best Geode collecting areas. Geode State Park in Henry County is named for the occurrence of the geode.

The large number of mineral inclusions and the exquisite crystal groups that they form have made the Keokuk Geodes the most beautiful and the most sought after of all geodes by museums and collectors the world over. The most common size of Keokuk Geodes is about 3-4 inches across and sometimes reach 2 feet across and larger. Most Keokuk Geodes occur within a 35 mile radius of Keokuk.

Bevard Collection. The Bevard Collection of Keokuk Geodes found in the tri-state area are displayed at the Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Office, 428 Main Street, Keokuk.

2024 Geode Family Fest Date – September 27 – 29, 2024
To get information about the annual Geode Fest, visit here


Please call the sites to make an appointment to geode hunt.


Jacobs Geode Shop & Mine
823 East County Rd 1220 • Hamilton, Illinois 62341

Josh Tipton
217.248.8568 (text message) – Hamilton, Illinois

Vickers Geodes
511 S. 9th St. • Hamilton, Illinois 62341

Moorhouse Geodes (in piles by the 5-gallon bucket only)
Hamilton, Illinois 62341

Wildcat Springs Park (Hamilton IL Park District)
Hamilton, Illinois 62341
(217) 847-3944


Kirk Brandenberger
Amish Sites – group of 10 or more

Sheffler’s Rock Shop
26880 Outer Road 27, Alexandria, MO 63430
319.795.5013 or 660.754.1134

St. Francisville Geodes
29828 C.R. 196 • Revere, MO 63465

Fabulous Keokuk Geodes

Ryan & Mark Shuman
Wayland, MO (in piles, by the 5-gallon bucket only)

Rock Shops:

Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau