Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here is Kathy's hand so you can get an idea of size.
I have been a fierce agate hunter since first learning of these magic rocks when I spent my first August here. They are a form of moonstone and difficult to find on the beach; their rarity makes them that much more desirable. Michael used to say that the sun dropped them on the beach and I like to think of them as golden sundrops. Usually they are not much larger than a fifty cent piece or half a sandwich pickle. So, imagine my surprise and Kathy's too, when a customer came in with an agate the size of a sandwich! Everyone in the shop stopped and looked! We were just stunned, recovered quickly and began telling agate stories! Man, I wish I had found this very rare, extraordinary agate. My jars of the sweet, glowing stones would have loved this kind of company!

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