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Contents: Petoskey coral stones, Michigan

PETOSKEY STONES

THE ROCK THAT'S ACTUALLY A FOSSIL!

(Fossil coral, Hexagonaria percarinata)

This is fossil coral, with a beautiful honeycomb pattern, fairly soft at Mohs 3 on the hardness scale. Michigan's State Rock.  Antrim County MI holds a Petoskey Festival each year.  Formed when Michigan was covered by a sea in which coral reefs thrived,  the coral gradually became buried by sediment, which turned into limestone and shale.  The skeletons were replaced by calcite (calcium, carbon & oxygen).

During the Ice Ages, from 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago, glaciers scraping over Michigan broke up soft, fossil-bearing rocks.  The pieces were carried along and dropped, now found along lake beaches, road cuts, and gravel pits as rounded stones from pebble size to potato-sized lumps.  Dated to 350 million years old (Devonian period). Found on the shores of Little Traverse Bay from the northwestern tip of the Lower Peninsula, especially around Petoskey and Charlevoix, Michigan.

The name "Petoskey" comes from an Ottawa Indian chief.  When he was born, sunbeams fell upon his face so he was named Pe-tos-e-gay ("rising sun").  European settlers Anglicized the name as Petoskey.

 

SMALL - POLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

Fully (professionally) polished on one side, lightly polished on other side

1-1/4 to 1-5/8" average
 



#F830-2  $13.50




#F830-3  $13.50
 



#F830-4  $13.50




#F830-7  $13.50




#F830-8  $13.50




#F830-9  $13.50




#F830-10  $13.50




#F830-11  $13.50




#F830-12  $13.50




#F830-13  $13.50




#F830-14  $13.50




#F830-15  $13.50




#F830-16  $13.50
 



#F830-18  $13.50




#F830-19  $13.50




#F830-20  $13.50




#F830-21  $13.50




#F830-22  $13.50




#F830-23  $13.50




#F830-24  $13.50




#F830-25  $13.50




#F830-26  $13.50




#F830-27  $13.50




#F830-28  $13.50




#F830-29  $13.50




#F830-30  $13.50
   




#F830-33  $13.50




#F830-34  $13.50




#F830-35  $13.50




#F830-36  $13.50




#F830-37  $13.50




#F830-38  $13.50




#F830-39  $13.50




#F830-40  $13.50




#F830-41  $13.50




#F830-42  $13.50




#F830-43  $13.50




#F830-44  $13.50




#F830-45  $13.50




#F830-46  $13.50




#F830-47  $13.50




#F830-48  $13.50




#F830-49  $13.50




#F830-50  $13.50




#F830-51   $13.50




#F830-52  $13.50





#F830-53  $13.50




#F830-54  $13.50
   
MEDIUM - POLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

Fully (professionally) polished on one side, lightly polished on other side

1-3/4 to 2" average
 





#F830-101  $19.75




#F830-102  $19.75




#F830-103  $19.75




#F830-104  $19.75




#F830-108  $19.75




#F830-110  $19.75




#F830-113  $19.75




#F830-114  $19.75
 



#F830-116  $19.75




#F830-117  $19.75




#F830-119  $19.75
 



#F830-122  $19.75




#F830-123  $19.75




#F830-124  $19.75




#F830-125  $19.75




#F830-126  $19.75




#F830-127  $19.75




#F830-129  $19.75




#F830-130  $19.75




#F830-131  $19.75




#F830-132  $19.75




#F830-133
   $19.75
LARGE - POLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

Fully (professionally) polished on one side, lightly polished on other side.

Measured as shown, individually priced



#F830-151
5.5 oz., oval; 2-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" high x 1-3/8" deep
$28  SOLD

 

EXTRA SMALL - UNPOLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

COATED WITH BABY OIL TO SHOW OFF THE PATTERN

1 to 1-1/4" average

 



#F-831-57  $8
SMALL - UNPOLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

COATED WITH BABY OIL TO SHOW OFF THE PATTERN

1-1/4 to 1-5/8" average

  f831-75.jpg (171495 bytes)

#F831-75  $10

 

f831-77.jpg (170616 bytes)

#F831-77  $10

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 #F-831-78  $10



#F-831-82  $10


#F-831-84  $10


#F-831-103  $10


#F-831-115  $10


#F-831-138  $10


#F-831-141  $10
 


#F-831-153  $10


#F-831-156  $10


#F-831-160  $10


#F-831-169  $10


#F-831-172  $10


#F-831-185 coral on both ends  $10
 

#F-831-195  $10
MEDIUM - UNPOLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

COATED WITH BABY OIL TO SHOW OFF THE PATTERN

1-3/4" to 1-7/8" average

 



#F-831-201  $14


#F-831-202  $14


#F-831-205  $14


#F-831-208  $14


#F-831-209  $14
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#F831-212  $14

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#F831-213  $14

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#F831-214  $14

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#F831-216  $14

f831-217.jpg (166905 bytes)

#F831-217  $14

f831-219.jpg (165830 bytes)

#F831-219  $14

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#F831-221  $14

f831-223.jpg (168069 bytes)

#F831-223  $14

f831-224.jpg (160575 bytes)

#F831-224  $14

f831-225.jpg (168249 bytes)

#F831-225  $14

 
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#F831-227  $14

f831-228.jpg (167502 bytes)

#F831-228  $14

f831-229.jpg (163167 bytes)

#F831-229  $14

 
LARGE - UNPOLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

COATED WITH BABY OIL TO SHOW OFF THE PATTERN

2" average

 



#F-831-303  $18


#F-831-307  $18


#F-831-314  $18


#F-831-319  $18


#F-831-320  $18


#F-831-324  $18


#F-831-335  $18
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#F831-336  $18

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#F831-337  $18

f831-338.jpg (169974 bytes)

#F831-338  $18

f831-339.jpg (167387 bytes)

#F831-339  $18

f831-340.jpg (165160 bytes)

#F831-340  $18

f831-341.jpg (171366 bytes)

#F831-341  $18

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#F831-342  $18

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#F831-343  $18

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#F831-344  $18

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#F831-345  $18

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#F831-347  $18

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#F831-348  $18

f831-349.jpg (168019 bytes)

#F831-349  $18

f831-350.jpg (169142 bytes)

#F831-350  $18

f831-351.jpg (167025 bytes)

#F831-351  $18

 
f831-353.jpg (171688 bytes)

#F831-353  $18

   

#F831-356  $18

EXTRA LARGE - UNPOLISHED PETOSKEY STONES

COATED WITH BABY OIL TO SHOW OFF THE PATTERN

Priced as marked



#F-831-411
3-1/4" long x 2-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" thickest  $36

 

PETOSKEY STONES, LIGHTLY BUFFED & COATED

These specimens have been buffed and lightly coated with polyurethane to show off the pattern.

PRICED AS SHOWN

f532c.jpg (37226 bytes)

#F-832-C  $20

f532d.jpg (38123 bytes)

#F-832-D  $20

f532k.jpg (38445 bytes)

#F832-K  $12

f532n.jpg (37065 bytes)

#F-832-N  $12

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#F-832-Q  $10

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