As highlighted in the feature photo, it’s hard to come to Lake Superior and not notice the rocks. There are seemingly so many different kinds of beautiful colors along the shore. I learned about agates and began looking for them along the beach, but I wanted to know about everything I was encountering, so I bought an ID book and have been visiting a few spots mentioned therein. After work today, I headed to the beach that is mentioned to have the most “vesicular” rocks among the spots listed. There were indeed giant blocks of vesicular basalt that were probably put there as something of a break wall.
This did seem to be a popular “rock hounding” spot though, so the agates were probably gone for the day. I noticed a few people looking for rocks while I was there. I picked up a few interesting rocks that I haven’t looked into much yet for identification.