Small Petoskey Decorator with Full Copper Michigan #1123-5
Celebrating Michigan's state stone, the Petoskey Stone as a one of a kind decorator accented with a solid copper Michigan silhouette. This decorator measures 4" W x .75" D x 2.25" T. This piece also features a nice area of the hardened mud that has bits of ancient sea creatures in it as well.
This interesting stone is a variety of Calcite. It was formed by the fossilization of an 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