Alpena & Petoskey Stone Festival

2017– NORTH_EASTERN

 LOWER MICHIGAN  FIELD  TRIP

AND PETOSKY-STONE FESTIVAL

 

 All Quarries require MSHA 5000-23 Certificate

You may join trip at any point (breakfast/lunch)

 

Friday – May 26 (Mississippian Era)

 

12:00 PM   Meet at Standish Burger King – Lunch

1:00 PM   Choose which quarry you want to visit

A)  Iosco Co. Quarry – Flint Nodules, Pyrite

B)  Whitney Quarry – Snow Scene Agate,

Calcite, Pyrite, Quartz, Chalcedony Nodules, Fossils

C)  Omer Quarry – Flint Nodules, Fossils,

Fluorescent Calcite, Quartz Xls (Daisy Patterns)

 

3:00 PM  Meet at Alpena Burger King

3:30 PM  Northern Aggregates Quarry – Calcite

Ferro-Dolomite, Petosky Stones, Crinoids, Corals

 

***NEW****

Sanctuary Inn ($79 – ask for Rock Group rate)

1-989-356-2151 – 1000 US 23 North, Alpena, Mi 49707

5:00 PM Water’s Edge Motel ($55/ask for rate) & Dinner

1-989-354-5495 – 1000 State St. (US-23)  Alpena,  49707

1-989-464-1344 – (after hours phone number)

Night – Beach Bonfire (Bring chairs & goodies)

 

6:00 PM  Old Rockport Quarry – Devonian Fossils

Petosky Stones, Bryozoans, Corals, Crinoids, Brach.

 

Saturday – May 27 – Eastport

 

10:00 AM  Petosky Stone Festival

 

Maybe some local rockhunting ???

or Pudding-Stone – West Branch