Lake Superior agates remnants of Michigan's prehistory

Aug 25, 2014

Lake Superior agates in a display case.
Credit Flickr - Ryan Somma

We often presents stories of Michigan history, and this is one of our state's oldest. Before the existence of life on our planet, geologic forces were working to form the stuff of our world, the very earth beneath our feet. It's the passion of Lake Gitchee Gumee Museum of Agate and History director Karen Brzys.

Brzys has has collected rocks and minerals almost her entire life and has run the museum in Moose Lake, Minnesota for nearly two decades.

Current State's Peter Whorf spoke with Brzys last week about her geologic pursuits and one of Michigan's most characteristic natural materials.