The Agate Dude
From the beaches of Maui to the icy waves of Lake Superior, The Agate Dude has roamed countless shores, finally returning home to his roots in Minnesota. With a dream to share his passion for agates and unite the community, The Agate Dude was born.
Whether you’re looking to grow your collection, learn about your latest find, or simply get your feet wet (literally!), The Agate Dude is here to help. Our passion for agates isn’t just about the hunt – The Agate Dude is dedicated to building a community of like-minded agate lovers where we can share our stories, expand our knowledge, and give back.
With a love for Lake Superior agates, these banded beauties are a focal point of The Agate Dude’s personal and retail collections – BUT, the hunt doesn’t stop there! The Agate Dude boasts a collection of agates from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even the fields of Iowa. Whether it’s a personal find right where Mother Nature left it, or from the hands of a fellow rockhound, our passion for pickin’ drives new discoveries daily.
Sharing is caring! The Agate Dude is here to help you grow your agate collection with our weekly live sale. We include a wide variety of types and sizes, ensuring that all you fellow agate lovers find the perfect addition to your collection. Not only does The Agate Dude sell from our own collection, we’re here to help our community with pricing, identifying, or selling their personal finds as well. Don’t hesitate to ask!
Formed by volcanic eruptions over 1 billion years ago and distributed by glacier movement more than 15,000 years ago across the midwest.
The Lake Superior Agate is a type of agate best known for it’s diverse mineral composition, colorful iron-rich banding, contrasting shadows and overall natural beauty. In 1969 the Lake Superior agate was named by the Minnesota Legislature as the official state gemstone.
Where Are They Found?
Lake Superior Agates are most commonly found along the shores of Lake Superior and throughout the upper midwest.
The stone’s primary red color comes from iron found throughout the Iron Range region of upper Minnesota.
Why Do People Collect Agate?
People love collecting agates for many reasons and purposes including use in home decor, making jewelry, growing personal collections for display, tumble & polish, and some just love the thrill of the hunt.
The Agate Dude aspires to build a community of like-minded rock lovers, fueled by the thrill of the next hunt, the natural beauty of the agate, and the deep history of this diverse stone.
Giving back is the foundation of The Agate Dude community and is at the forefront of all we do. Our passion for agates is rivaled only by our passion for giving back and making our local community a better place.
With the help of our friends & followers, The Agate Dude has been able to deliver hundreds of gifts to families in need through Toys for Tots. We raise funds and contribute to many charitable causes throughout the year and it wouldn’t be possible without the support & overwhelming generosity of our Agate Dude community.
Whether you’re an avid agate enthusiast, or have just experienced the rush of your first find, The Agate Dude community welcomes all fellow rock lovers. United by a shared passion for agates, The Agate Dude brings together a wealth of knowledge, education, resources, and support.
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