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Agate Appreciation On The Rise

Displayed at the Weis Museum are these fine polished Lake Superior agates.

It’s happened! Agates are finally receiving the recognition in the crystallized mineral community they deserve.

Fine agates are appearing more and more at the major mineral shows. Some seasoned dealers known for fine minerals are now offering a choice selection of agates. For the last three-quarters of a century, with the discovery of new agate fields, fine and amazingly colorful agates have had an impact on the agate market. Now they are breaching the fine mineral market.

Among lapidary collectors, fine agates have always been popular but were often ignored by crystallized mineral collectors and dealers. Some dealers in fine minerals are now bringing agates into that market, and this will have a positive impact on the value of fine agates.

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