THE PETOSKEY STONE Petoskey Stones can be found in the Northern counties of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, (Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isles and Alpena Counties). They are found along beaches,...

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THE PETOSKEY STONE Petoskey Stones can be found in the Northern counties of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, (Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isles and Alpena Counties).

What is Petoskey stone, and Where Can You Find It?

Photo credit Photo credit Photo credit Photo credit These amazing stones are Petoskey stones; composed of fossilized skeletons of Hexagonaria percarinata, a type of coral from coral reefs that once…

Petoskey isn't the only stone on the beach, and the Lake Michigan shoreline from South Haven to St. Joseph offers wonderful stones for rock collectors. Here are the names of some of those commonly found on Southwest Michigan beaches. Thanks to Patti Oakland of Seaswept Designs in Kalamazoo for identifying the stones and sharing her collections.

Collectible rocks of Southwest Lake Michigan beaches

Petoskey isn't the only stone on the beach, and the Lake Michigan shoreline from South Haven to St. Joseph offers wonderful stones for rock collectors. Here are the names of some of those commonly found on Southwest Michigan beaches. Thanks to Patti Oakland of Seaswept Designs in Kalamazoo for identifying the stones and sharing her collections.

A Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral, Hexagonaria percarinata. They are fragments of a coral reef that was originally deposited during the Devonian period, about 350 million years ago. (Wikipedia) Photo by Mark Willocks.

Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral, Hexagonaria percarinata. They are fragments of a coral reef that was originally deposited during the Devonian period, about 350 million years ago.

Five tips for finding and polishing Petoskey stones, fossilized ancient coral found on the beaches in the shallows of Lake Michigan along the Northern Michigan coast.

Found lots of Petoskey stones and still search.Five tips for finding and polishing Petoskey stones, fossilized ancient coral found on the beaches in the shallows of Lake Michigan along the Northern Michigan coast.

A Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral. Found only in Michigan

A Petoskey stone .is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral that lived 350 million years ago. The rocks rounded in the surf along the shores of Lake Michigan near Petoskey, Michigan.

Petoskey Stones were formed by the fossilization of ancient coral, Hexagonaria.  The coral lived in shallow waters.  Petoskey Stones are found on many beaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, as well as in rock quantities from Traverse City to Alpena.  The honeycomb patterned stone has a hardness from 4 to 5.

Daily Dose: Build With Fossils?

The Petoskey stone was born as coral approximately 400 million years ago, when a shallow sea covered Michigan. Over time, the coral fossilized and now washes up on beaches and peeks through road grades across Northwest Michigan. - Nature Is Beautiful

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How To: Polish Petoskey Stones

Petoskey stones can be found in almost every Northern Michigan souvenir shop. Here's how to polish Petoskey stones.

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