in the Great Lakes
Have you ever seen a Petoskey Stone? It is one of the more well-known and sought-after stones in Michigan. It is mostly found on the beaches in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, especially in the Little Traverse Bay area near the towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix. The Petoskey Stone is prized for its unusual, mottled appearance.
The Petoskey Stone is actually a fossil of a type of coral that had six-sided patterns. The hexagonal patterns can be seen on the stones, especially when they are wet. The scientific name for the Petoskey Stone is Hexagonaria percarinata.
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