Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Moose Lake Agate Days -- Post 1

I returned home from the Moose Lake, MN Agate Days show last night. Thanks to selling the new agate book, it was the best show I have ever had. I drove the eight hours last Thursday so that I could set up at the AmericInn on Friday. This is an informal tail gate show that takes place the day before the actual Moose Lake show starts. Thanks to help from the Phillips family, my booth was set up Friday by 10:30 a.m. After dropping off a book order at Moose Lake State Park, we headed over to the AmericInn. We arrived just after noon and I sold books out of the back of my car untl around 5:00 p.m. Jill and her son-in-law Eric and grand daughter Sevie are shown here helping to sell the new agate book.

Here are a couple of shots of the tail gating.

Terry Roses, owner of Fragments of History in Duluth, loves agates that look like images. It doesn't take much of an imagination to see the clown image in this agate.

Terry had a table set out. I really liked this moss agate.

The photographer for the new agate book, Tom Shearer, showed off some of the incredible petrified wood that he and his wife, Sandy, found on a recent trip to the Dakotas.

Eric Powers had a table set up at the AmericInn. He figured that I would be there, too. He brought with him one of the agates that he allowed us to use for the new agate book. This agate is pictured as Figure 146 in the book.

After packing up at the AmericInn, we headed back over to the campground to eat dinner. Then we drove over to Carlton County to agate hunt in our friend's gravel pit for a couple of hours.


  1. Love the pictures

  2. hope everybody had fun.
    seems like you did.

    please feel free to see some gem agate from Australia.
    please click on link> http://www.flickr.com/photos/47750199@N08/
    or copy and paste url.