These Agates Are Not From Paradise Beach

(Last Modified November 25, 2011)

Agate ID: agate_010
Weight 0.5oz. 1 1/4" x 7/8" x 1/2". Stunning. I lost track of the origin of this stone and it may not be Paradise Beach, possibly on St. Croix river Hudson, WI. Face polished.
Agate ID: agate_040
Weight 0.3oz. 3/4" x 5/8" x 1/2". "The Grand Marais". Found this downtown in the water on the beach there. One of the best examples of fortification and water level lines I have found. This stone has gone through a single tumbling stage (fine).
Supersize Me! Agate ID: agate_104
Weight 0.8oz. 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 7/8". No longer in my possession. Thought I'd slip in a beautiful candy stripper found on the St. Croix river by my Dad.
Agate ID: agate_186
Weight 0.4oz. 1" x 1" x 1/2".
Agate ID: agate_232
Weight 3.1 oz. 1" x 1 1/4" x 2 5/8". Paradise Beach? Nope, sorry it's a trick. This is from a pit in Moose Lake, MN. I only hunted once in Moose Lake for a couple of hours, but, now realize why it's the agate capital of the world. This agate vents nicely in two spots away from the primary face and I call it "The Lake Superior" because it's shape resembles Lake Superior, and it's a shadow agate that beacons like a light house. Face polished following the original contour as I've found it.
Agate ID: agate_254
Weight 13 grams.
1/2" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". Very similar size, shape, color and blue cloudy husk as agate_253. The only difference being this is a China Rain agate from the Yangtze river!