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

July 2010

Summer is here so there have been a lot of customer agate finds. This first photo was sent to me from Jennifer Jackman. She and her husband love to agate hunt. You can see photos of their adventures at www.lakesuperiorrocks.net. Pictured below is a nice agate they found earlier this summer in the Munising area.

Jennifer's Agate

The next agate was found by Shea Cullum at a gravel pit near Moose Lake, MN when we were there for Agate Days. Shea is the grandson of agate friends, Gerald and Jill Phillips. For his young age he is already a good agate hunter!

Shea Cullum Shea Cullum's Agate

While at Moose Lake, Kate Terres from Minnesota came to my booth and asked me about a rock. As soon as I saw this wonderful tube agate, I asked her if I could put it on the web page.

Kate's Agate Kate Terres

I received an email from Rhonda Riebow a week or so ago. She and her husband, who are from DeWitt, MI, visited the museum and purchased the new agate book. In her email she said that the book helped her to "think like an agate," after which she found a handful of agates in the Muskallonge Lake area, located 20 miles east of Grand Marais. She has sent the larger flat agate to me for face polishing.

Rhonda Riebow's Agates

The final agate featured this month is one found by Matt Kaufman. He and his family attended my agate lecture the other night. After I was done with the lecture, Matt came up to me and asked about a rock he had found east of Grand Marais. He found it in three feet of water just off shore and was not sure if he wanted to carry it back to the car. We are all glad that he did! There is botryoidal formation on one end, obvious pseudobands showing through the husk on top, a lot of translucent carnelian, and curlicue formation on the other end. Although there is not obvious concentric banding showing, it is still a terrific 3.5 pound agate! Congratulations Matt!

Matt Kaufman Matt's Agate
Matt's Agate Matt'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