Lake Superior Agate and Rock Hunting Beaches -  Minnesota North Shore -  North Shore Agate Beaches

Lake Superior Agate and Rock Hunting Beaches - Minnesota North Shore - North Shore Agate Beaches

Search for Lake Superior agates in surrounding areas with many pebbles and rocks.

How to Identify Lake Superior Agates

Search for Lake Superior agates in surrounding areas with many pebbles and rocks.

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.

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.

The Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and found on the shores of Lake Superior.   Agates were formed during lava eruptions that occurred in the midwest region about a billion years ago. The stone’s predominant red color comes from iron, a major industrial mineral found extensively throughout the Iron Range region.

The Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and found on the shores of Lake Superior. Agates were formed during lava eruptions that occurred in the midwest region about a billion years ago. The stone’s predominant red color comes from iron, a major industrial mineral found extensively throughout the Iron Range region.

Agates are semiprecious gems that can be found all over the world. Throughout history, they have been valued as stones of impressive beauty and charm. Most people recognize agate as a highly polished, banded stone, but recognizing unpolished agate on a lake or in a freshly plowed field is a little tougher. Identifying unpolished agate is something...

How to Identify Unpolished Agates

Agates are semiprecious gems that can be found all over the world. Throughout history, they have been valued as stones of impressive beauty and charm. Most people recognize agate as a highly polished, banded stone, but recognizing unpolished agate on a lake or in a freshly plowed field is a little tougher. Identifying unpolished agate is something...

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.

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.

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