Paradise Beach Agates Found by Mike Jansen 2014

(Last Modified October 24, 2015)

This page is dedicated to Mike Jansen in memory of Nina Oullis (nee Korf) 3/25/1959-9/19/2015.


Agate ID: Jansen_2014_001
Weight 20 grams.
3/4" x 3/4" x 1 1/2". Brilliant lines are hard to find anymore. One of my 2014 favorites!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_002
Weight 17 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". Interesting tube patterns.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_003
Weight 41 grams.
1" x 1 1/8" x 1 3/4". Super husk and lines make this a winner despite some quartz weakness on the end.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_004
Weight 29 grams.
7/8" x 1" x 1 3/8". Unusual.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_005
Weight 20 grams.
7/8" x 1" x 1 1/8". Classic Paradise Beach agate! Exposures shows what's inside. No quartz here!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_006
Weight 17 grams.
5/8" x 7/8" x 1 3/8". Rich chunk with lines.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_007
Weight 12 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1 1/8". It's the Owl agate attached nodule.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_008
Weight 6 grams.
3/8" x 5/8" x 3/4". Small but pretty tube agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_009
Weight 25 grams.
5/8" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/4". Unusual. The macro lens brings out detail you can't see in-hand.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_010
Weight 14 grams.
5/8" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". A favorite! Great lines and icicles on this white.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_011
Weight 4 grams.
3/8" x 5/8" x 5/8". Small gem with eyes stands out. Mike drew a line in his 2014 collection and this agate is the reason why I picked the half I did.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_012
Weight 7 grams.
1/2" x 5/8" x 1 1/8". Never saw a black eye like this before. This is a raisonette (aka milk dud), but, this one has more visible chalcedony then most.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_013
Weight 33 grams.
1" x 1" x 1 1/2". Very unusual. Never seen an agate with this formation before.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_014
Weight 9 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 3/4". Raisonette with a hurricane pattern.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_015
Weight 17 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1 1/4". Pretty lines. A little weak on the back side.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_016
Weight 3 grams.
1/2" x 1/2" x 3/4". I love this small classic Paradise Beach agate. Natural exposures show the goods inside. A bit of green husk remains.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_017
Weight 4 grams.
3/8" x 5/8" x 3/4". Had some promise but fell apart with quartz on the far side.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_018
Weight 6 grams.
1/2" x 5/8" x 7/8". Classic Paradise Beach. Nice husk. Too bad for quartz in the middle.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_019
Weight 23 grams.
7/8" x 1" x 1 1/8". This would be an interesting cutter.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_020
Weight 126 grams.
1 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/8". What a monster. Still has some Rhyolite attached. One side is nothing but net, but, the other shows a hint of quartz in the middle.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_021
Weight 53 grams.
7/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/4". Nice husk, quartz filled. Better than the average quartz ball.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_022
Weight 17 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 1 1/4". Classic Paradise Beach with light pink painted agate inside.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_023
Weight 19 grams.
5/8" x 7/8" x 1 3/8". Amber.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_024
Weight 20 grams.
5/8" x 1" x 1 1/4". Good cutting potential here.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_025
Weight 16 grams.
5/8" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". Classic Paradise Beach exposed. There's a bit of quartz in the middle.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_026
Weight 27 grams.
7/8" x 7/8" x 1 3/8". Big nice amber.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_027
Weight 13 grams.
1/2" x 5/8" x 1 3/8". Unusual tube-shaped like a plant stem.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_028
Weight 22 grams.
3/4" x 1" x 1 1/4". Excellent classic Paradise Beach with light pink painted agate inside.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_029
Weight 20 grams.
7/8" x 1" x 1". Very good classic Paradise Beach with light pink painted agate inside.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_030
Weight 7 grams.
1/2" x 5/8" x 7/8". Classic Paradise Beach paint agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_031
Weight 71 grams.
1 1/8" x 1 3/8" x 1 3/4". Big quartz-filled purple I.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_032
Weight 59 grams.
1 1/8" x 1 3/8" x 1 5/8". Big quartz-filled purple II.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_033
Weight 44 grams.
1" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/8". Big quartz-filled purple III.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_034
Weight 43 grams.
1" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". Big quartz-filled purple IV.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_035
Weight 12 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_036
Weight 12 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach with a nice husk and creamy paint exposure.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_037
Weight 17 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1 1/8". Solid classic Paradise Beach.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_038
Weight 11 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 1 1/8". Peeled classic Paradise Beach. Great exposure I need to get the macro lens on it.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_039
Weight 14 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 1". Classic (this means paint!) Paradise Beach.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_040
Weight 8 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach with reddish green husk.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_041
Weight 6 grams.
1/2" x 5/8" x 7/8". Very pretty on top. Clear chalcedony layer on the bottom.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_042
Weight 10 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". This is a real winner. Still some dark brown/green husk on it. Solid agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_043
Weight 4 grams.
3/8" x 5/8" x 3/4". Nice shape and detail with eyes.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_044
Weight 7 grams.
3/8" x 5/8" x 1". Slipped one in my Mom found. Nice and bright, baked in the hot sun.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_045
Weight 2 grams.
3/8" x 1/2" x 3/4". Slipped another one in my Mom found. One of my favorites anytime.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_046
Weight 10 grams.
3/4" round. Not even quartz can keep me from loving this dark green, almost black, husk.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_047
Weight 6 grams.
1/2" x 3/4" x 7/8". Good classic Paradise Beach.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_048
Weight 17 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 1". Cutter.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_049
Weight 11 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 3/4". Hard and weathered classic Paradise Beach agate withstood the test of time.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_050
Weight 5 grams.
3/8" x 1/2" x 3/4". A small and beautiful favorite.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_051
Weight 9 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach with pretty pink paint agate inside. Nice husk.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_052
Weight 12 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 1 1/8". This one has grown on me and is a definite favorite. Unique!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_053
Weight 15 grams.
3/4" x 3/4" x 1". One of the best classic Paradise Beach nodules of 2014! Subtle clues lend to say no quartz! Rich husk with tell-tale agate pock marks.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_054
Weight 11 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Had great potential, but, the bottom line is it's quartz filled.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_055
Weight 13 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 7/8". Sweet classic Paradise Beach nodule with a hard rich green husk. A grade!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_056
Weight 70 grams.
1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 5/8". Big quartz-ball. The water was low in 2014 and the big rocks were out.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_057
Weight 56 grams.
1" x 1 3/8" x 1 5/8". Ditto. This one has eyes trying to peak through.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_058
Weight 10 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Agate chunk with lines.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_059
Weight 22 grams.
3/4" x 1" x 1 1/8". A bit different classic Paradise Beach agate. Nice red agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_060
Weight 12 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 1 1/8". Great classic Paradise Beach nodge. I'd put my money on this being solid (no quartz). Betting against the odds though because 90% of Paradise Beach nodules have some amount of quartz inside.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_061
Weight 26 grams.
3/4" x 1" x 1 1/4". Solid agate - would make a beautiful cutter.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_062
Weight 20 grams.
3/4" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". All peeled! Classic Paradise Beach. I guess you could say this agate is bald.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_063
Weight 36 grams.
1" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/2". Rare opportunity - might be solid agate!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_064
Weight 4 grams.
3/8" round. It's whole and has a couple of eyes, so it scores some points.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_065
Weight 13 grams.
3/4" x 3/4" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach nodule.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_066
Weight 8 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 3/4". Classic Paradise Beach nodule with some pink paint agate exposed.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_067
Weight 11 grams.
1/2" x 7/8" x 7/8". Dark dark dark green husk and clear agate inside on the flip side. Love it!
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_068
Weight 9 grams.
3/4" x 3/4" x 3/4". Classic Paradise Beach boob agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_069
Weight 11 grams.
1/2" x 7/8" x 1". Classic Paradise Beach agate through and through - very nice agate.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_070
Weight 7 grams.
5/8" x 5/8" x 7/8". Classic Paradise Beach peeled agate. Some husk remains. Good quality.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_071
Weight 11 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 7/8". A painted floater on one side, quartz filled on the other.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_072
Weight 25 grams.
3/4" x 1" x 1 1/4". Mysterious dark classic Paradise Beach nodule. Excellent cutter potential.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_073
Weight 9 grams.
1/2" x 3/4" x 7/8". Nice red nodule. No flaws nor signs of quartz (yet).
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_074
Weight 11 grams.
5/8" x 3/4" x 1". Beautiful classic Paradise Beach agate with some peeled texture and exposed bands. No quartz! Some of the original dark brown husk remains.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_075
Weight 54 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Very excellent set of small Paradise Beach agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_076
Weight 52 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of good quality classic Paradise Beach agate nodules.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_077
Weight 49 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of very good quality Paradise Beach agate eyes.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_078
Weight 43 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of nice small whites from Paradise Beach.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_079
Weight 65 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Excellent set of Paradise Beach agate nodules.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_080
Weight 52 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Good set of Paradise Beach agate nodules.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_081
Weight 42 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Excellent set of small, pretty, whole Paradise Beach agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_082
Weight 44 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Nice set of Paradise Beach waterwashed chips.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_083
Weight 42 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Nice set of Paradise Beach waterwashed chips.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_084
Weight 46 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Very good set of small classic Paradise Beach agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_085
Weight 55 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Excellent set of dark green/red classic Paradise Beach agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_086
Weight 42 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of waterwashed Paradise Beach agate chips.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_087
Weight 60 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of translucent Paradise Beach waterwashed agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_088
Weight 62 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of Paradise Beach boob agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_089
Weight 62 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of translucent Paradise Beach waterwashed agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_090
Weight 48 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of small beautiful Paradise Beach Lake Superior agates.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_091
Weight 44 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of waterwashed Paradise Beach agate chips.
Agate ID: Jansen_2014_092
Weight 50 grams.
2" x 3" bag. Set of small classic Paradise Beach Lake Superior agates.