Some rock hound was walking down a Lake Superior beach and found a super cool agate. It was much different from what she’d ever seen before: it had all these crazy indented, spiked and dense quartz crystals.
I like this Lake Superior Skip-An-Atom cabbed by Bob Wright. A true one of a kind! Rock hounds don’t even agree on what exactly these agates are and joke that they must have “skipped an atom” when forming- I like this intrigue and mystery.
LAKE SUPERIOR AGATE
Agates are a gemstone with a hardness of 7; harder than Basalt or Rhyolite. Beautiful banding, varied patterns, and eye-catching colors unique to each agate are created by quartz with small amounts of different elements. Red bands are the result of the rusting of iron within the agate when exposed to oxygen. These gemstones can be found on many Lake Superior beaches throughout the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Properties: Good for security, strength, to raise energy and to enhance personal courage and calming.