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What A Rock! Michigan Man Lugs 93 Pound Petoskey Stone Off Beach

The Petoskey stone is beloved here in Michigan. It has been our state stone since 1965, and has an interesting origin as that it’s actually fossilized rugose coral scientists say is from about 350 million years ago (the Devonian Age, for you fellow nerds out there). They say three times is a charm, and it was for rock hunter Tim O’Brien from Copemish to dig it out. But digging it out turned out to be only the beginning. An arduous 114 steps then had to be taken to get it into his pickup truck....

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