home / agates worldwide / Europe / Germany / Rhinehessia / Erbes-Büdesheim / Riedertal

The area around the little township of Erbes-Büdesheim is a worldwide known location for agates with fine colorization and pattern. But today it is more easily to meet rockhounds from every european nation at the highly visited finding places than to find some fine agates.

Finding places for agates at their place of origin are sometimes offered in the area of Erbes-Büdesheim  by road-constructions or little mining operations from rock-collectors. One Location of this kind was a roadcut between Nack and Erbes-Buedesheim. At this place collectors were able to find nodules of agates (up to 6 cm length) in amygdaloite and in carbonatic veins.