A few summers ago, Matt's advisor, Megan wanted to search for Lake Superior Agates on some of the beaches around the area. I had never heard of an agate, but became intruigued. She told me what to look for and as I sat down to begin my hunt...my eyes laid upon a beautiful stone which fit the description! Ever since, I've only been able to find one more agate (or maybe some others that may or may not be agates).
For some pictures & information on agates, check out Lake Superior Agate.
Now that this may be my last summer in Houghton, I decided to take my agate to Keweenaw Gem & Gift. The owner, Ken, polished my agate, cut it into an oval and set it in a ring for me. Now, my plain little agate rock is a beautiful shiny ring!!
I should have taken "before" pictures, but it looked pretty much like an ordinary rock that you'd find on a rock beach.
And now.....it looks like this!