A 350 million-year-old fossil now used in jewelry and a variety of artistic applications
Petoskey stones, found in the upper Great Lakes region, are fossilized coral that have a unique pattern when wet. While these stones can be polished to bring out the pattern, we've found an easier way by coating with Amazing Clear Cast by Alumilite. Once cured, you have a high gloss, highly durable coating that reveals each stones unique pattern.
Tips to finding the rare petoskey stone, only found in northern Michigan! Can't seem to find those petoskey stones? Watch this video to figure how to find petoskey stones!
This is just a video outlining some of the process that I use when polishing Petoskey Stones... Beware of spinning wheels and flying rocks especially if you don't have safety glasses.
http://sunbeamsofpromise.etsy.com Now making Petoskey Stone jewelry. Polishing beautiful petoskey stones with my diamond pacific pixie. Collect petoskey stones? Send them to me and I'll polish your petoskey stones and send them right back to you.
How to finish a Petoskey stone by hand. Required items: 1 tub with water 120, 220, 400, 2000 grit sandpaper. Sand the stone with the lower grit sandpaper papers to get the stone perfectly smooth with no imperfections visible on a dry stone. Use the higher sandpaper to smooth and then polish the stone to a shine.
It's a fossil, a legend, a gemstone and a city. Discover this unique variety of Hexagonaria thanks to Michigan's rich oil fields.
John Bessette, Sr., who polishes stones at Bailey’s Place - Petoskey Stones & Stuff, demonstrates how to polish Petoskey stones.
Make money on the road with selling Petoskeys. First they need to be cleaned and sanding will need to remove. Use polish to shine and sell Petoskey stones. See more at Petoskeys.wordpress.com
Spent some of July in northern Michigan, specifically Petoskey. Went to the shore on Little Traverse bay one day and found some Petoskey stones!