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CL306 Pipestone

CL306 Pipestone

$8.00

Here’s the last of our Pipestone. Although they are thin pieces and perhaps not thick enough for carving pipes they are great material for practicing or finding new ways to use this great stone. They come in a 5 pound pack and will vary in size and shape. 

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Description

This is Pipestone, otherwise know as Catlinite, from Pipestone, Minnesota.  As the world’s second softest rock, it is makes a great rock for a carving project. Pipestone varies in shades of a brownish red color. Known to be prized by Native Americans for making sacred or ceremonial pipes. Only enrolled Native Americans are allowed to quarry for Pipestone at the Pipestone National Monument to protect from over-mining.Although there is a fracture there is plenty of rock to cut from.

Additional information

Weight5.5 lbs
Dimensions6 × 9 × 3.5 in

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