This rock formation is 1.7 billion years old. Known to geologists as metamorphosed igneous peridotite, aka really really old magma flow. These porous rocks are mostly covered by reddish and white Jacobsville Sandstone, but on the north shore of Presque Isle the volcanic remnants jut out over Lake Superior creating a spectacular contrast in the landscape.
On stormy days, the waves crash over the 20 foot tall cliffs and surge up the rock beach. It's a thrill to stand in the splash zone and experience the true power of Mother Superior. Thrill seekers can enjoy calm sunny days too though. People of all ages throw themselves off the cliffs into the frigid waters below.
Where are they?
Black Rocks is located along the northern shore of Presque Isle Park, one of Marquette's most prized natural locations. Less than 10 minutes from downtown, any visitor is sure to have their breath taken away any time of the year by the stunning shoreline. The City has a nice map showing the exact location along with all the other neat features on Presque Isle.
Dripping in Silver...That's how I felt the moment I put on the Picnic Rocks Earrings from Beth Millner Jewelry. Magnificent like a queen. Now every time I put them on I get that same Magnificent feeling.
Wherever I go, whether it's digging for agates on Little Girls Point, hiking/kayaking the Pictured Rocks or just looking at the many seasons of Bond Falls I always wear my BMJ pieces and feel a great connection to them! Where will your next U.P. Adventure take you?