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GEM - 1 Pipestone

$80.00
SKU: GEMPIP06

High quality red Pipestone from Minnesota

The photo shows one of the small pieces and one of the big pieces. They are all equally as clean and dimensionally accurate, except the actual sizes vary ever so slightly. If you would like an individual photo, let us know.

Catlinitealso called Pipestone, is a type of argillite (metamorphosed mudstone), usually brownish-red in color, which occurs in a matrix of Sioux QuartziteCatlinite is fine-grained and easily worked, and is prized by Indigenous People for use in making sacred Pipes (Calumets, Chanunpas) 

Here is a great article from the U.S. National Park Service about Pipestone and its history:

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/pipestone/rock.htm