Puddingstone is a popular name applied to a conglomerate that consists of distinctly rounded pebbles whose colors contrast sharply with the color of the finer-grained, often sandy, matrix or cement surrounding them. The rounded pebbles and the sharp contrast in color gives this type of conglomerate the appearance of a raisin or Christmas pudding. There are different types of puddingstone, with different composition, origin, and geographical distribution.
Michigan Puddingstone is a Jasper conglomerate and occurs as loose gravel within Pleistocene glacial drift. These fragments of jasper conglomerate are glacial erratics that continental ice sheets from Northern Ontario eroded and then spread throughout Michigan.
Useful for relationships, as the pebbles are banded together, so does this stone help bind together relationships. Helps release anxiety. Alleviates feelings of peril and distress. Brings forth a sense of well-being, peace and serenity. Eliminates depression. Helps mental clarity and to remember our dreams.
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