Jay Sonnenburg's Profile
Hi! Welcome to my Etsy store. I am Jay Sonnenburg. I grew up in Carlton County in Minnesota, known as "The Agate Capital of the World" and located half an hour south of Duluth.
Hunting and picking agates was a natural thing for kids in rural Carlton County to do along with swimming in the nearby Midway River, or playing baseball on a Summer afternoon.
From the mid-50's to the late 60's my family had a cabin on Sand Lake. I remember looking for agates along the roadside and nearby gravel pits with my father kindling a love for the Lapidary arts years later.
After spending my adult life in working as an Optician in the Academic, medical and commercial world, I decided to combine my knowledge of optics with my childhood passion of rock hounding.
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- Born on February 8
- Joined February 11, 2010