Minnesota designated Lake Superior agate as the official state gemstone in 1969. An unusually beautiful quartz stone banded with rich red and orange colors (derived from iron ore in the soil), Lake Superior agates were dispersed by glaciers in the last Ice Age. Found in northeastern and north central Minnesota, most Lake Superior agates are pea-size but some are as big as bowling balls and weigh over 20 pounds.
9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novelâs first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.
Secrets of Stones - Rhodonite for Love - Crystal Healing - Rhodonite can mend a broken heart, attract soul mates and balance the Heart Chakra. Its pink tones show passionate love, while its black tones show stability and grounding love.