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Lake Huron Rock Picker's Guide

Kevin Gauthier

Publication Year: 2011

Bruce Mueller is owner of the C&M Rock Shop in Honor, Michigan. He holds a master's degree in geology from the University of Illinois. He is also the author of The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones. Kevin Gauthier is a business graduate from Michigan State University and has completed courses through Gem Institute of America (GIA). He has spent a lifetime collecting, cutting, and polishing the gems found around Lake Huron. Kevin is co-author with Bruce Mueller of Lake Michigan Rock Picker’s Guide and Lake Superior Rock Picker's Guide. He is owner of Korner Gem in Traverse City, Michigan: www.kornergem.com.

Published by: University of Michigan Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 7-8

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pp. 9-10

Pavé jewelry is covered with gems. Lake Huron is pavéd with gemlike islands. Georgian Bay alone is said to have 30,000 islands. We have not counted every one and, because we consider it statistically improbable that anything natural would add up to such a nice...

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Rock Picker’s Guide to Lake Huron

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pp. 11

Stones on Lake Huron beaches and the fossils and minerals they contain pose questions for those who find them. It is those questions this book was written to answer...

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Respect the Park’s Rules

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pp. 12

Keep in mind that you are sharing and using the same beaches with many other people. The parks and places mentioned in this book should be treated with respect, following their rules and regulations. The rules for collecting vary from state...

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Lake Huron Geological History

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pp. 13-20

Although beach composition varies greatly, about half of the stones on an average shoreline are local bedrock. All other rocks, except those trucked in for erosion control, have been brought...

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A Trip around the Lake [Image Plates]

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pp. 21-60

Anything east of the Mackinac Bridge might be considered Lake Huron, so the Big Mac is a logical place to start a trip around the lake. Across the bridge lies the Niagaran Escarpment. Below the bridge are seven miles of water, where the extremely...

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What Types of Rocks Are Found on Lake Huron?

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pp. 61-73

Basalt is the hard black or dark green rock often found on beaches. Basalt typically lacks character, though occasionally veins of quartz run through it—and these specimens, representations of nature’s artwork, are often worth collecting. Because of its hardness...

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The Passion of Rock Collecting

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pp. 74-76

There are two kinds of people: those who love rocks and those who couldn’t care less about them. If you have bought and/or are reading this rock collecting book, you belong to the first—and correct...


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pp. 78-93

E-ISBN-13: 9780472027859
Print-ISBN-13: 9780472033676

Page Count: 96
Publication Year: 2011

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  • Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.).
  • Petrology -- Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.).
  • Rocks -- Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Guidebooks.
  • Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Guidebooks.
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