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.

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Petoskey Stone - okay, so this is not technically a place or a space, but something found only in one of my favorite places...

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The Petoskey is Michigan's State Stone. The word Petoskey is the English approximate of the Indian word "Bidasiga". It means Rays of the Living Sun.

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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.

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"A Petoskey stone is a rock and a fossil, often pebble-shaped, that is composed of a fossilized coral. The stones were formed as a result of glaciation, in which sheets of ice plucked stones from the bedrock, grinding off their rough edges and depositing them in Michigan." #nature

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Petoskey Stones, the state stone of Michigan, are fossilized coral resulting from glaciation and are often polished to reveal the beautiful pattern of the 6 sided coral colonies. #Geology #Petoskey_Stone #Michigan

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Sturgeon River Pottery Petoskey Michigan, Pottery Bird Supply Garden Accessories

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