A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Yangshuo: Grateful for Rain
Yes, that's right. I was grateful for the "bad" weather during my time there. Crazy, huh? Well, normally I'd wish for blue skies just like the next fella, but something about this place made the rain ... Posted on 6/16/12 at 8:32 AM
Mark Severson has been studying northern Minnesota rock for 23 years, one foot at a time, more than 1 million times. On March 11, about 10 miles west of Hoyt Lakes, Severson eyeballed his one-millionth foot of core sample rock, all the while keeping track of the trace elements of minerals he saw and noting where the samples came from.
In 1969, the Minnesota Legislature declared the Lake Superior agate to be the state’s official gemstone. Moose Lake has dubbed itself the “agate capital of the world” and Agate Days are celebrated there each year in July. It’s also home to the state’s Agate and Geological Interpretive Center at Moose Lake State Park, (218) 485-5420.
November 16, 2008
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