A Piece of History
PETOSKEY STONE: A fossilized colonial coral, Hexagonaria Percarinata, which lived 350 to 400 million years ago. The dark center (or eyes) were the mouth of the coral. The lines surrounding the eyes were once tentacles which brought food into the mouth.
LELAND BLUE: During a short period, from 1870 to 1885, iron ore was mined in Northern Michigan, and shipped to the Leland Lake Superior Company. Leland Blue is slag glass, a by-product of smelting iron ore, that was pushed to the harbor as waste. Today, Leland Blue washes up on the beaches of Leland and ranges in colors of blue, purple, gray, and green. The surface is porous, imperfect and may reveal viening when polished.