Coal Balls, Fossils from the Carboniferous Period

The rocks on Lake Michigan's Left Coast are incredibly rich in color, thanks in part to waves of glaciation that brought so many types of rocks to the region. Rich geological history spanning many rock-forming processes plays equal part in the palette. The warm caramel-brown swirls of these coal balls are interspersed with graphite grays... Continue Reading →


Coal Balls 1 and 2

The water is rough and wild at Lake Michigan's Left Coast, my nickname for my beach in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Three– to five–foot waves are common. The Lake moves astonishingly large amounts of sand and rock up and down the shoreline, sometimes within 24 hours. Sometimes I when I rock-hunt, something fabulous will appear right before... Continue Reading →

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