About Us

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What is "Agatology®"?

  • Agatology is a takeoff on the other "ology's" we're all familiar with: Geology, Biology, Sociology, and so on.
  • With "ology" meaning "the study of",
  • and with "Agate" meaning... well... "Agate",
  • it made sense to create "The Study of Agates" - or...


And, a project was born.

Our Mission

The mission of Agatology® is to:

  1. Educate the world about Lake Superior Agates.
  2. Provide the best learning, buying, selling, and sharing environment possible - for everyone.
  3. Provide a FREE site or as inexpensive as absolutely possible. And, finally,
  4. Continue to earn the right to be called, "Your #1 Most Trusted Agate Resource.   Anywhere."

Our Story (abbreviated)

It all started over 50 years ago.

A grandfather taking his grandson out picking Lake Superior Agates on the shores of "The Big Lake"

Many years later, along came Facebook - and an Agate Community that deserved better than "Facebook".

The problems were too numerous to count. Issue after issue. Posts flagged. Auctions disappeared. Trolls making the world more stressful than it ever needed to be. But, there was nowhere else.

There had to be a better way.

That's why this site was created. We're creating a better way.

Meet the Man Behind "Agatology"


Glen Bayless

Founder & CEO

By day, Glen is a Financial Advisor, assisting professional athletes and entertainers in their financial situations.

By night, he's likely grinding stones, rinsing slurry, staring at rocks, or he can sometimes be found writing music, playing Sea of Thieves, coding a website, or just watching TV with his wife of over 30 years, Sandra.