I like this agate piece because it’s subtle and suitable for everyday wear. So many of the agates you find on the shores of the Lake are the “littles”–the little nuggets of orange and grey banding hiding among the boulders of basalt. They are tiny, but still treasured.
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.