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Petoskey Stone Earrings

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Genuine Petoskey Stone lightweight dangle earrings in the shape of the state of Michigan. Approximate dimensions of stone: .75" high. 

The Petoskey Stone is a variety of Calcite. It was formed by the fossilization of ancient coral, Hexagonaria. The coral lived in shallow waters. Petoskey stones are found on many beaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, as well as in rock quarries from Traverse City to Alpena. The honeycombed pattern stone has a hardness from 4 to 5 and is the Michigan State Stone.