Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

Navigation Menu

Agates


Photo Gallery - Customer Agate Finds

Click to enter our class!
Leave a message

 

CUSTOMER AGATE FINDS

August and September 2010

There are several great agates to post in this month's update. Let's begin with a whopper 16 pound agate found decades ago by the grandmother of Paul Mihelcich near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She knew it was agate because of a fracture that exposed the banding. It has the typical pink paintstone color that is common in Keweenaw agates. She had it cut in half at the Seaman Mineral Museum. Paul still has both halves.

Pauls Agate
Pauls Agate

Next up is my friend, Denise Reitz from Interlochen, MI, who found an agate as well as a spirit stone. We call spirit stones any specimens that have a hole all the way through them. This is a perfect spirit stone that is ready to wear as a pendant. The agate was "glowing" at Denise as she walked on the beach in an orientation that allowed the sun to shine through the rocks.

Denise's Agate
Denise's Agate and Spirit Stone
Denise with Agate

One of the caretakers of the Point Iroquois Lighthouse, located in Brimley, MI, had success agate hunting. Roxanne Tobey, from Cedar Park, Texas, discovered the beauty of Lake Superior agates. She found a few on her own and then participated in one of the Gitche Gumee Museum's rockhounding classes. Here are a few of her finds:

Roxanne Tobey
Roxanne's Agate
Roxanne's Agate
Roxanne's Agate
Rhonda's Agates

The next handful of agates was found by Rhonda Riebow from Dewitt, MI. She sent the photo as an email attachment with the following note:

My husband and I just returned from five days in the UP--we had a great time! We visited the Agate Museum and enjoyed it immensely. My husband was especially taken with the Shark and its history. I bought your new book while we were there...I had already found a couple little agates (one is an eye agate!) but learned to "think like an agate" and then found a bunch more. Our final day camping at Muskallonge Lake I made one final early morning sweep before packing up. Not 15 minutes before I had to leave the beach I found the big one (well, big to me) in my hand! I was so glad I opted to go to the beach one more time!!!

The last agate was found in the Grand Marais area by Joel Brussell, who was visiting from down state.

Joel's Agate

 


Customer Agate Finds Archives

May 2007 Customer Agate Finds

June 2007 Customer Agate Finds

July 2007 Customer Agate Finds

August 2007 Customer Agate Finds

Fall 2007 Customer Agate Finds

January 2008 Customer Agate Finds

February 2008 Customer Agate Finds

May 2008 Customer Agate Finds

Summer 2008 Customer Agate Finds

September 2008 Customer Agate Finds

October 2008 Customer Agate Finds

November 2008 Customer Agate Finds

December 2008 Customer Agate Finds

January 2009 Customer Agate Finds

February 2009 Customer Agate Finds

March 2009 Customer Agate Finds

Spring 2009 Customer Agate Finds

July 2009 Customer Agate Finds

August 2009 Customer Agate Finds

September 2009 Customer Agate Finds

Fall 2009 Customer Agate Finds

February 2010 Customer Agate Finds

March 2010 Customer Agate Finds

April/May 2010 Customer Agate Finds

June 2010 Customer Agate Finds

July 2010 Customer Agate Finds

August/September 2010 Customer Agate Finds

Fall 2010 Customer Agate Finds

Winter 2011 Customer Agate Finds

Spring 2011 Customer Agate Finds

September 2011 Customer Agate Finds

January 2012 Customer Agate Finds

March 2012 Customer Agate Finds

June 2012 Customer Agate Finds

September 2012 Customer Agate Finds

March 2013 Customer Agate Finds

August 2013 Customer Agate Finds

November 2013 Customer Agate Finds

April 2014 Customer Agate Finds

September 2014 Customer Agate Finds

February 2015 Customer Agate Finds

June 2015 Customer Agate Finds

November 2015 Customer Agate Finds

June 2016 Customer Agate Finds

August 2016 Customer Agate Finds


Copyright All rights reserved.
Gitche Gumee Museum.
E21739 Brazel Street
Grand Marais, Michigan 49839

 


Web Site Designed By
Web Site Design ServiceSearch Engine Optimization Firm