Michigan's Petoskey Stones

Michigan's Petoskey Stones

It's a fossil, a legend, a gemstone and a city. Discover this unique variety of Hexagonaria thanks to Michigan's rich oil fields.

All About Petoskey Stones

All About Petoskey Stones

A 350 million-year-old fossil now used in jewelry and a variety of artistic applications

The Petoskey Stone Has 300 Million Years of History in its Hexagons

The Petoskey Stone Has 300 Million Years of History in its Hexagons

Michigan Is the Petoskey Stone. Formed by fossilized colonial coral and brought to the shores of the Great Lakes through glaciation, the Petoskey Stone is unlike any other in the world.

Petoskey Stone Coating with Amazing Clear Cast by Alumilite

Petoskey Stone Coating with Amazing Clear Cast by Alumilite

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.

Basic Petoskey process

Basic Petoskey process

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.

Petoskey Stone finishing

Petoskey Stone finishing

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.

Petoskey stones!

Petoskey stones!

Finally found my elusive stones on the stony beaches between Charlevoix and Petoskey, Michigan

Tips for Finding Petoskey Stones

Tips for Finding Petoskey Stones

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!

Hunt for Petoskey Stones in the Petoskey Area

Hunt for Petoskey Stones in the Petoskey Area

The Petoskey Area is home to the popular Michigan state stone, the Petoskey Stone. Find out where to look for them on your next visit.

President's Petoskey stone hails from Petoskey shop

President's Petoskey stone hails from Petoskey shop

The Petoskey stone that President Obama keeps on his desk in the oval office comes from Bailey's Place in Petoskey. For the full story: http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=850849#.UQGw5x1EGSo Subscribe to our channel!

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