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Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« on: July 08, 2017, 09:40:49 PM »

hi everyone, hubby and i will be traveling around Lake Superior this summer.  can anyone tell me where i can go to collect rocks and minerals around this lake? and maybe boondocking too.  please please help :cheesy:
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 11:05:36 AM »

I know Lake Superior has some great agates.
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 11:32:29 AM »

Petosky stone (fossil stone) can be found in that general area.  I have not personally been there but I googled it and found this:

http://www.geologyin.com/2017/06/what-is-petoskey-stone-and-where-can.html?m=1#we4LkwuwTowQqo2j.99

Also this if you are interested:

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/rocks/collect.html
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 05:50:21 PM »

excellent sites.  just checked them out and WOW tons of information in it.  thanks...
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 09:46:55 AM »

found a listing campgrounds from the site:    allstays.com   super good site if looking for camps, lodgings, rest areas, truck stops and so much more.                 

for boondocking try:  boondockerswelcome.com/stateListing   

both sites are free unless your looking for more specific details then there is a small fee. 
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 09:25:58 AM »

Chlorastrolite - or the common name in Michigan is the Greenstone is a great find on the east shore of the lake near Ontonagon. Dime sized cab of Greenstone can sell for $75 and up.
You did not say Where going on Lake Superior but on the Keweenaw peninsula is a great rock shop. They used crushed hematite for driveway gravel - interesting just in it self but in general, the rock shop is a great place to visit.

Prospector's Paradise
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Allouez, MI
(906) 337-6889
Open until 7:00 PM
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 07:42:55 PM »

thanks for the info...we are starting from collingwood ontario, heading north to sudbury then west to thunder bay then south in to michigan around the water front(s) back towards the Soo then south to petosky.  from there east to the boarder  and south to tillsonburg to visit my son.  heading back north past sarnia along the waterfront to owen sound and back to collingwood.  this gives you the gist of the tour.  i'll be especially happy to be stopping in schriber for fossils and pearl for amethyst followed closely in keweenaw for copper and near petosky for petosky stones. 
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Re: Rockhounding around Lake Superior
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 07:47:41 PM »

there is a green stone along the waters from thunder bay and south along shoreline well into the states thats called thomsonite?  something along that line is a good rock to cab too.
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