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By Glen Sorenson
Look at That 

Every rock tells a story


June 7, 2019

The Rock Place at the corner of Avenue C and Vine Street in West End Cloquet is a good place to see all kinds of rocks and agates, from near and far. As the map at bottom shows, agates have been flung across a large swath of the Midwest.

Have you ever picked up a really interesting rock and wondered what it was and how it was made? Well, I have, and still do. Each rock tells a story about its creation: when it was made, how it was made, where it was made, and how it got to its finding spot. As I learn more about rock creation, I become interested in all rocks, even the plain ones.

One rock that is definitely not plain is our state gemstone, the Lake Superior agate. While visiting my son and his family in Omaha last week, my granddaughter and I found a Lake Superior agate - she is only 18 months old but spotted this tiny li...

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