Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moose Lake Agate Days -- Post 3

Here are a few more photos I took on Sunday of the Moose Lake Agate Days.

First: some HUGE Lake Superior agates for sale, ranging from 1-4 pounds. Notice the second from the right on top. It is 4.39 pounds that was selling for $1,756!

Some U.P. copper for ssle. Notice some of the huge float copper chunks!

More Lakers for sale, ranging from 1-2 pounders!

A view of some of the outside booths. I had to take this photo on Sunday when there weren't thousands of people. Since Moose Lake Agate Days was featured on the Travel Channel's Cash and Treasurers Show, the word is now out and attendance was way up at this year's show.

Some Argentina Condor Agate:

A miscellaneous inside booth.

In my new Gitche Gumee Geology talk (Summer Lecture Series on most Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights in July and August -- see www.agatelady.com for more information), I mention about the Stromatolite formations. The ones in the U.P. are Kona Dolomite, which when polished is also beautiful. I must admit, though, that I like the Mary Ellen Jasper even better. If it were not for the stromatolites, we would not be here.

Shown below is Brian Costigan (Rockman69 on EBay), and his parents. Also is a photo of part of Brian's booth.

A view of some of the inside booths.

The Agatelady booth on Sunday morning, before the public was allowed in. On Saturday it was nuts. There were soooo many people in the gym that it was hard to move around. If you are smart, next year you might want to think about visiting on Sunday instead.

1 comment:

  1. Leo Schroeder of Mpls and Carlton, MN Found a 4+ pound agate on Saturday, Aug 22, 2009 at or near Carlton, MN!! It has some quartz but has beautiful red banding.
    Posted by his son Peter Schroeder, Mpls MN.