This is a genuine fossil coral favosite from Michigan that I collected as a kid. It's called Charlevoix stone and is a cousin to the Petoskey stone. It is not that agatized coral from Indonesia that many sell as a kind fake Petoskey stone! Heart shaped. Measurements in the title in millimeters.
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Growing up in a rock club in Michigan I certainly gained an appreciation for Petoskey stone, the state stone. I still have a few pounds of the rough to show for it too! While both Charlevoix and Petoskey stones are fossilized coral, the two are from different taxonomic groups: Petoskey stones being from the major group “Rugosa,” while Charlevoix stones are from the group “Tabulata,” a nod to the tabulae, or small square-ish shapes, that make up their intricate design. While the two groups’ time on Earth overlapped, the coral species that gave us Charlevoix stones was much longer lived. Charlevoix stone coral belongs to the now-extinct genus Favosites, which existed on the planet for nearly 200 million years, some 450-250 million years ago.
Metaphysically Petoskey & Charlevoix stone has all the same attributes that any fossil or coral would, and those have plenty of attributes as it is. In her book Love Is In The Earth, Melody writes that she believes it "stimulates the third-eye and the intuitive levels of the inner self. It helps one toward psychic awareness and enhances the awareness of the emotions. It provides for the protection of the area of, and around, the head and energizes both the crown chakra and the third eye." She goes on to say, "Petoskey stone discourages infections and infectious dis-ease, eliminates the possibility of mischievous spirits channel incorrect information, and can bring promotion and actualization to one creative endeavors." Wow.