Weight: 1.1 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.1 Inches Long, 1.7 Inches Wide & 0.4 Inches Thick
Devonian Period 350 million years ago
This is a real Coral Fossil, not a replica.
The item Pictured is the one you will receive.
Petoskey is a type of fossilized colony coral found only in Michigan. The coral living during the Devonian period about 350 million years ago when Michigan had a warm inland sea. Because of the "eye" type configurations, it shows especially when polished, it is said to mystically help stimulate the third eye and psychic awareness. Petoskey Stone is also said to keep naughty spirits from channeling incorrect information or interfering with one's life.
Michigan’s land mass is part of the early continents. Around 1 billion years ago, the tectonic plate Michigan rests upon began to crack. The tectonic plate was prevented from breaking when it bumped against a neighboring plate. The mid-continent rift pushed Michigan’s land mass underwater.
Under the sea, and near the equator, Michigan witnessed the Cambrian explosion, when multicellular life began to arise en mass. Over time, a giant coral reef formed in this sea. Then the Late Devonian mass extinction, ~ 350 million years ago, put an end to these reefs.
Around 1 million years ago, Michigan was about as north as it is now & was covered by ice - the only state completely covered by glaciers during the ice age.
The glaciers ebbed & flowed across the land, & finally receded 12,000 years ago, pushing millions of years of sediment around. This exposed the fossils of the coral reefs that had died off, in the form of Petoskey stones.