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Moose Lake rocks the agate

Each year, thousands of people gather in Moose Lake in celebration of a certain type of rock: the Lake Superior agate. They came again Saturday, July 14, many of them armed with rubber gloves and spray bottles of water and carrying buckets, ready...

Louisa Harri, 3, enjoys digging with her shovel during the Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede on Saturday, July 14. Jana Peterson / jpeterson@pinejournal.com
Louisa Harri, 3, enjoys digging with her shovel during the Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede on Saturday, July 14. Jana Peterson / jpeterson@pinejournal.com

Each year, thousands of people gather in Moose Lake in celebration of a certain type of rock: the Lake Superior agate.

They came again Saturday, July 14, many of them armed with rubber gloves and spray bottles of water and carrying buckets, ready for the mad scramble that is the Clark-Olsen Agate Stampede.

Louisa Harri, 3, was in the midst of the crowd, happily shoveling rocks into buckets. Her father, Ben, of St. Paul, took a more discriminating approach, actually looking at the rocks before showing her or dropping them into the bucket.

"My wife and I came for Agate Days before they were born," he said. "And we've wanted to come back ever since."

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