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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 10 05:13 PM

Sept 10, 2014: Petosky Stones

May be hard to believe but Michigan has things stranger than the Monster clan... really.

One of them is the Petosky Stones, named for the city of Petosky where they're most abundant. Actually they can be found over most of the state because they were pushed around by the glaciers during various ice ages. They come is a variety of colors and surface textures but they have the hexagonal structure in common. Huh?



They all have that hexagonal structure because they all started out as rugose coral, about 350 million years ago. The coral's live gooey bits inside the stiffer, although not hard, structure, were replaces with minerals, fossilizing the coral into genuine rock. The infilling with minerals is why the variety of colors, depending on what minerals filled in. Sort of how petrified wood forms.



If you'd like a Petosky stone of your own, and can't convince Monster to run out and find one, and then polish it of course, just tell Google you want to buy one. I saw stones online, polished and raw, for as cheap as $17, and $25 for a piece 3-1/8" x 2-5/8"x 5/8" thick.

Here a link, there a link, everywhere a link link.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Sep 10 05:56 PM

Cool as cool can be.



RocketGirl  Wednesday Sep 10 06:12 PM

WOW! Those are so amazing! I love these! Now I just gotta have one, or two, or a whole pile of 'em would be good! Yes!



monster  Wednesday Sep 10 08:47 PM

Jeez peeps, these are two-a-penny. probably have them knocking about in my garden, definitely some on the porch, could probably mail you some! Isn't it funny what you come to take for granted? Almost every garden round here has Petosky stones in it. We all bring them back from the shores of Lake Superior then get bored with them and toss them in the yard, they're pushed around by southern Michigandans going "Up North" these days.



monster  Wednesday Sep 10 08:48 PM

Next time I go up north (prob not til next summer now) I'll keep an eye out for small, mailable ones for all y'all



blueboy56  Thursday Sep 11 11:37 AM

I realize this dates me. . . However, are these distant cousins to "Pet Rocks" that visited us several decades ago? They must be uptown cousins as opposed to the country style.



BigV  Thursday Sep 11 11:52 AM

to me, they look like the hippy cousins of the pet rocks, with their tie-dyed appearance

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RocketGirl  Thursday Sep 11 03:09 PM

Tye-dyed rocks! That is too funny BigV! Nah we didn't get any fancy ones like that at the local Value Mart. They had those Pet Rocks displayed under a warming lamp - like they would with Mexican Jumping beans, or how they do with baby chicks! Hey XOXOXOBruce, Thanks for hipping us to cool-ass stuff we might never know about. I'm thinking a field trip is in order here and we can start at Monster's backyard and progress from there, make it a world-wide effort. We all need to get out more and see this stuff, and say things we shouldn't, and then just laugh ourselves silly! Oh and yeah - I really do want one of these fine tye-dyed Petosky stones... yes I do!



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 11 08:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by RocketGirl View Post
I'm thinking a field trip is in order here and we can start at Monster's backyard and progress from there, make it a world-wide effort.
Nope, can't stay at Monsters. She puts everyone within earshot into training for the Olympics, or at least the PanAm Games. You'd have a printed training schedule for the next month in you hand before you could get your boots off.

I heard the banana lady (MIL) won't come back, because last time she was doing pushups on the lawn at 5 AM, she caught pneumonia. But that's just a rumor.


Lola Bunny  Thursday Sep 11 09:17 PM

Maybe it's a girl thing, but I'm digging them rocks too. :-D



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 11 09:22 PM

Grav and I are with you.



monster  Thursday Sep 11 10:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Nope, can't stay at Monsters. She puts everyone within earshot into training for the Olympics, or at least the PanAm Games. You'd have a printed training schedule for the next month in you hand before you could get your boots off.

I heard the banana lady (MIL) won't come back, because last time she was doing pushups on the lawn at 5 AM, she caught pneumonia. But that's just a rumor.
Those who will not comply get compressed into Petoskey stones to sell on Ebay.....


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 11 11:50 PM

Compressed into Petoskey stones?

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned


Uh, I mean, Yes Mistress.



Gravdigr  Friday Sep 12 03:33 PM



Hadn't thought of that song in a long time.



infinite monkey  Friday Sep 12 03:48 PM

Oooh, have to ask my big brother about those rocks. I want one. And he can get me one, being Grand Poobah of Rocks and Things, for our state anyway. I'm sure he can get me one from MI if he doesn't already have some. His house is lousy with rocks. Lousy, I tell you.



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