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Beautiful laker found on Sunday. Anyone knowledgeable about lake superior agates, i would appreciate an evaluation of type and quality, i.e., what kind of agate, fortification, agate, eye agate, tubular agate, painted agate...

asked Sep 16, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)

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answered Sep 16, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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Definitely a nice agate with a good round shape. Except for large and quality agates, these are mostly collector's items with a limited value determined by collectors based on their size, color, and pattern.

answered Sep 17, 2014 by hershel (47,460 points)
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I want to know more about how to categorize this agate.

answered Sep 17, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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There are hundreds of synonyms one can apply to agate - many of them made up - but if you found this at Lake Superior, the best way to categorize it is simply as a "Lake Superior Agate"

answered Sep 18, 2014 by hershel (47,460 points)
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This is a tubular agate, but it has fortification and it is a rare color. Does anyone know anybody who grades these things?

answered Oct 17, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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Here it is, Mike...

answered Oct 21, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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Hershel, this is a very fine agate.. My son got offered 100,00 dollars for it.

answered Nov 18, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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I assume you mean $100? What are it's dimensions?

answered Nov 18, 2014 by hershel (47,460 points)
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It's a little bigger than a silver dollar, thick as a pancake, color is rare and it's tubular. Dang near 100% agate. Really like it. Next summer, I'm going to the Caledonia mine in Houghton, Mi for a mineral dig and Minnesota for agates.We get a three yard shovel of mine extracted detritus. Will look for greenstone, thompsonite and other stuff. We will post our finds. Cost is two bills. Four people all day.

answered Nov 18, 2014 by Weasel (39,240 points)
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Does anybody know if the rose color here would make this a paint agate.

answered Feb 23, 2015 by Weasel (39,240 points)
 


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