Petoskey Decorator with Copper Michigan - Large
Petoskey stone end cut decorators. The Petoskey stone Decorator is coated on the front and cut to sit flat on a table. Each piece also has copper Michigan cut-outs on the front of the piece. Photos are representative only. Each piece is unique. Large stones measure at least 5" across the base with many being in the 6" - 7" range.
This interesting stone is a variety of Calcite. It was formed by the fossilization of ancient coral, Hexagonaria. The coral lived in shallow waters and today's fossil often includes ancient silt and mud. Petoskey Stones are found on many beaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, as well as in rock quarries from Travers City to Alpena. The honeycomb patterned stone has a hardness from 4 to 5 and is the official Michigan State Stone.