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The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones

Bruce Mueller and William H. Wilde
The number-one guide to Michigan's official state stone


The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones is the authoritative guide for everyone who visits northern Michigan and can't wait to comb the beautiful beaches in search of Michigan's official state stone, the Petoskey. This book dispels myths about the Petoskey and reveals the true facts of this ancient fossilized coral. Instructive pictures and maps keep Petoskey fans on track every step of the way while guiding them to the best places to find the stone, including those favored by local Petoskey stone hunters and collectors. Once you've found a piece of the prized Michigan fossil, The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones leads you through the many methods of polishing that bring this beautiful stone to life.

Bruce Mueller is owner of the C & M Rock Shop in Honor, Michigan. He holds a master's in geology from the University of Illinois. William H. Wilde is an avid rock collector.

Praise / Awards

  • "Forget mushroom hunting. Each spring many Michiganians head to Lake Michigan in search of Petoskey Stones, the official state stone that appears boring when dry or in the rough but becomes a speckled beauty when wet or polished. This new book takes the guesswork out of the process by naming specific hot spots to find them and spelling out what to look for along with property rules, regulations, and guidelines."
    Mackinac Island Press

Product Details

  • 5.5 x 8.5.
  • 80pp.
  • 60 black & white illustrations.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 2004
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03028-6

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  • $12.95 U.S.

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