ALL GONE, ..... it's retired.
This is a Michigan Pudding Stone, a conglomerate of primarily quartzite and pebbles of jasper. The pudding stone pebbles vary in color from red to brown and pink to purple. Pudding stones are considered metamorphic and sedimentary. Pudding stone minerals contained within the rock may also vary. In some pudding stones minerals such as chromites, corundum, platinum, diamonds, gold, sapphire, and zircon have been found.
Michigan Puddingstones were formed a billion years ago in northeast Canada. Puddingstone is a type of sedimentary rock which first formed in river channels. During the Ice Age, they were pushed down through Eastern Michigan from Ontario Canada by the glaciers. The white is quartz sand which has cemented itself together over millions of years. Mixed with it is a combination of other pebbles and stones of various sizes, shapes and colors. Some may even contain fossils. Another name for puddingstone is quartz conglomerate, meaning sedimentary rock composed of quartz and various other minerals.
Hunt for Pudding Stones in Michigan on the far Eastern end of the Upper Peninsula and the Northeast part of the Lower Peninsula. In Canada look on St. Josephs Island and the surounding areas.
We have a large collection of Pudding Stones, handed down from my parents, and collected by ourselves in outings (including geocaching!) in Michigan's Northeastern Lower Peninsula. This pathtag image is one of our most colorful examples.
Only 50 tags are being made, because we believe there will be limited interest. We will trade for tags that are of interest to us, until supply is exhausted. No refills............
Thank you to Rick of Tatooine Tags for using our picture and requests to create the pathtag image. Please note that the tag image shown is very low resolution, and does not do justice to the tag. We have requested a higher resolution image be uploaded.