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The MN State gem: Beautiful Lake Superior Agates - found on both north (MN) and south (WI) shores of Lake Superior. - Agates are semi precious stones so common on Lake Superior beaches no one pays much attention. #MSPdestination

The MN State gem: Beautiful Lake Superior Agates - found on both north (MN) and south (WI) shores of Lake Superior. - Agates are semi precious stones so common on Lake Superior beaches no one pays much attention. #MSPdestination

Uncut Lake Superior Agate--you have to know what you're looking for, that's for sure! It helps to wet it and hold it up to the sun for any translucency.

Uncut Lake Superior Agate--you have to know what you're looking for, that's for sure! It helps to wet it and hold it up to the sun for any translucency.

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.

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.

Big box of Lake Superior agates

Big box of Lake Superior agates. Any organic aggregate can be inspiration for shapes in a patchwork. Allow the shapes to overlap, then color in a hint of shadow.

Lake Superior Agates - Hunt Stunning Lake Superior Rocks

Lake Superior Agates - Hunt Stunning Lake Superior Rocks

North Country gold: How and where to find Lake Superior agates | Star Tribune

North Country gold: How and where to find Lake Superior agates | Star Tribune

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