Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Souris Agate Pits

Agate PitsDiscover rare finds and unearth buried treasures when you visit the Souris Agate Pits.  Regarded as North America’s largest deposit of semi-precious gems, this twelve acre glacial deposit is known for agates, but the site has also yielded epidote, jasper, petrified wood and additional varieties of stones, unique to this area.

Rock hounds visit from all parts of the globe each year, seeking unique finds.  Escorted tours are open to the public each summer – available by appointment through the Rock Shop.  A site, where the less adventurous treasure hunter can find finished stones and novelties to commemorate your visit to Souris. The Shop also features opportunities to get hands on with fossils and other finds already discovered from our pits.

Geologists are mystified by the wide variety of artifacts found here.  Fossils from the paleozoic and mesozoic era have been found here, preserved in shale or in limestone.  Among the unique specimens discovered here include teeth of Equus (ice age horses) and mammoths.

If you book a tour you can explore a deposit which is as rich in historical significance as it is gems.  The Souris Agate Pits offer a one of a kind souvenir that you can share with loved ones as you tell the tale of your find from the site. 

School tours available by appointment.

Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Fri
all-day PASCAR “TriWave” Race Day
PASCAR “TriWave” Race Day
Aug 23 all-day
2019 Schedule Race Days are open to the public. Come out to the track and see the race action! Summertime races on Friday night 7pm with Sunday Races in the fall. June 14, Rental Experts[...]
Sep
7
Sat
7:30 pm Fall Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Fall Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Fall Rock 'n Roll Dance @ Carroll Community Hall
Brandon Forever Young Club Fall Dance Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Vintage 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Rock & Roll Music Listen and Dance to Brandon’s own Slim Jim Band 07:30 to 11:30 p.m. Carroll Memorial Hall, Carroll,[...]
Sep
15
Sun
7:00 pm PASCAR “Kinsman & Kinette & Kin”...
PASCAR “Kinsman & Kinette & Kin”...
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm
2019 Schedule Race Days are open to the public. Come out to the track and see the race action! Summertime races on Friday night 7pm with Sunday Races in the fall. June 14, Rental Experts[...]