New at Rosetta Stones: Lithified Detritus’s Beautiful Beach Rocks

Oh, people. Ohgods. You know, there are times when I wish I had a private jet and about a trillion dollars, so I could say at any hour of the day or night, “Jeeves! We’re going to X to look at the rocks. Immediately.” And Jeeves would say, “Of course we are, madam,” and make it so.

Of course, I’d have to hire someone named Jeeves who is actually just like Jeeves, and that could be almost as difficult as earning a trillion dollars. Still. I’d like to try. So will you, when you see the rocks Lithified Detritus sent us.

Tell you what. Let’s all pool our money until we have the trillion, and then we can find Jeeves and a jet and spend the rest of our lives going to look at gorgeous rocks, perhaps even whilst dabbling our toeses in water on lovely warm days. I can think of worse things to do.

New at Rosetta Stones: Lithified Detritus’s Beautiful Beach Rocks
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8 thoughts on “New at Rosetta Stones: Lithified Detritus’s Beautiful Beach Rocks

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    derail (and probably useless to boot as now is past rq’s bed time :) ):
    Just wondering if you got my email (or I got your add wrong).



    Always enjoy the Rosetta posts!

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    Dana – Sorry, I won’t be much help on the trillion $$. :-(

    I do have a couch that you could crash on, but it’s a long way from Marquette. I live in the flat, boring southeast corner of Michigan. To put it in perspective, I am only about 50 miles closer to Marquette than to Washington DC.

    In general, Michigan geology gets more interesting as you go north (or “up north,” as we say here). I have to drive a couple of hours to find an outcrop worthy of the name. The Upper Peninsula has some very cool geology, Canadian Shield stuff, lots of waterfalls, etc. And then, of course, there are the Great Lakes. Every kind of shoreline you can imagine, from cliffs and bluffs to dunes and sandy beaches, all unsalted and shark-free.

    So, yes, you definitely want to visit Michigan, especially the U.P.

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    Another SE Michigander here. The beach cobbles at Pictured Rocks, near Munising, are pretty, too. I’m only minimally geo-literate, alas. But the interesting thing to me about the UP in general is how the geology changes utterly when you cross the Mackinac Bridge: from mostly glacial sand and such to big rock outcrops sticking out everywhere. I also recently learned that the position and shape of Lake Superior follows, at least in part, an ancient rift valley that was part of the ‘failed triple juncture’ that tried to tear North America apart hundreds of millions of years ago. Cool.

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