Light Up the North

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Erik Rintamaki was looking for a new way to find agates when he picked up a UV flashlight one night and set out to scan a lonely Lake Superior shore in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. What he found that night changed his life. Three rocks, nestled in a circle on the sand, began to shimmer a bright yellow hue beneath the beam of his flashlight. Erik named the rocks "Yooperlites" and since that night, he has discovered hundreds more of these shimmering, glistening rocks along the shores of Lake Superior. And the world took notice. A video of one of the rocks on Erik's facebook page has gone viral and Erik and his Yooperlites have been seen across the globe. Local geologists and mineralogists have chimed in on the worldwide discussion. They say these rocks are something that has never been seen in Michigan before. In "Light Up the North" we meet Erik Rintamaki and hear the story of how he discovered these stones. We'll see exactly what he does with them, and then we'll head out to the beach to see for ourselves where these stones come from and exactly what makes them special.

Produced by Myers, M.

Other Comments About This Show

I found it to be an interesting fact that these rocks have been in the Great Lakes region for such a long time and only now have been discovered. I've never hunted for these types of stones but am excited to give it a try. The video was informative and nicely put together. Ty for sharing.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
I loved this documentary. I'm going to book a tour for next year!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Love it! REALLY WELL DONE, I like that you show the scientific end of the discovery. The number of Michigan minerals, microscope, testing, discussion of turning a new generation onto rockhounding and earth sciences. Great conclusion!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
It was great! Very well documented, very professional. Really appreciate that you didn't hold Yooperlites for 10 years and then release it cause we've really enjoyed hunting and finding them too!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Awesome video. Great information. Very knowledgeable. A must see. Great way to make new friends and get more ideas as well. Don't miss out on seeing this today.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Very well done. If you ever get a chance to go on a tour with Erik, you won't regret it. He really makes the experience magical!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
This is great.. love the information shared. Is there a why we can use this video or some of it at our Rock Club when we talk about Yooper lite?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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