Dan Kinney from Sault Sainte Marie, MI has made the web page again. If you remember, last summer he found the large brown agate, which he later donated to the museum. When he donated the agate, he said that he would just have to go out and find a bigger one. Well he did. Just before the snow started to pile up, he managed to find this pounder. It is a paintstone agate with zillions of bands that don’t show up too well in this photo. None the less, it is an amazing find. Dan asked me to face polish the specimen to accentuate the banding. I am glad I had the chance to “dress up” this agate.
When I went to the Soo to deliver the agate, as well as to run errands, I was able to finally see some of Dan’s agate jars. Wow!