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CUSTOMER AGATE FINDS

September 2011

Since I have not had time to implement a web page update for quite some time, I'll include LOTS of customer agate finds. First, let's start with one of my favorite agates found this summer. This candy striper was found by Andrea from Troy, MI.

Andrea
Andrea's Agate

Next is a Becky B from Pittsburgh, PA She found this ¾ pounder that has a carnelian center with white floater bands just to the left of the boardwalk right in town. Of course, the wind and waves were blowing for three days prior to her find, which helps to mix up and bring new rocks up the beach..

Becky from Pittsburgh
Becky's Agate

Bonnie (Singleton) Parker from Newberry, MI came by the Rock On agate show in Deer Park to show me her terrific finds. The one in the upper left looks like a Botswana, Africa agate, but Bonnie swears she found it on the Lake Superior beach. I totally agree that she did. It just goes to show you that when it comes to agates, there are no absolutes..

Bonnie Singleton Parker from Newbury, MI
Bonnie Singlton Parker's Agates

Claudia Wyrick from Rochester Hills, MI spent a good deal of time in Grand Marais agate hunting this summer. She brought in many unusual and splendid finds, including this terrific and rare sagenite agate. The picture shows the specimen after I face polished it.

Claudia Wyrick
Claudia Wyrick's Sagenite Agate

Doreen Johnson and Rose Ritter both came by my booth at Muskallonge State Park to show me the water level and the 1.8 pound agate they found.

Doreen Johnson from St. Johns
Doreen Johnson's Water Agate
Rose Ritter from St. John
Rose Ritter's 1.8 Pounder

I don't have a picture of Gary Darling, but here are a couple of shots of a 15 ounce agate he found east of Grand Marais.

Gary Darling's Agate
Gary Darling's Agate

Peggy from North Street, MI found this unusually round water level agate in the Grand Marais area.

Peggy from North Street, MI
Peggy's water level agate

Rebecca Reed from Kalamazoo, MI found this unusual specimen. Is it an eye agate? An unusual amygdaloidal basalt? A complex rock with miniature thunder egg formations?

Rebecca Reed
Rebecca Reed's Eye Agate

Steve Hollingshead from Germfask, MI has been by a few different times. Pictured below is a 1.1 pound cherty agate, as well as a large owl-like silicified fossil, and a nice candy striper.

Steve Hollingshead of Germfask, MI
Steve Hollingshead's 1.1 Pounder Agate
Steve Hollingshead's Owl and Candy Striper Agate

Last but not least is the nicest large agate I've seen this summer come off the local beach. Local resident, Cathy Goulet, was walking her dog down the beach when she saw this 1.33 pounder rolling in the pea gravel. It is a jasper agate, but it has incredible banding! I don't have a picture of Cathy, but I was able to get a few shots of her incredible agate!

Cathy Goulet Pounder
Cathy Goulet Pounder Close Up

 

 


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