Pipestone (Catlinite) is the sacred red clay stone that American Indians use for making prayer and ceremonial pipes. It is found in only a few places in the world. The best quality pipestone comes from southwestern Minnesota. It ranges in color from pale pink to brick or blood red and normally has small lighter spots - referred to as "stars" - scattered throughout. Pipestone is smooth to the touch, can be easily carved and takes a high polish.
In a time period so distant it is synonymous with the very beginnings of life, water deposited fine particles of hardened clay. Through eons of time, heat and pressure solidified these particles into one of the finest carving stones in the world – pipestone
Up for sale Pipestone. Which I am selling for $3 a pound. Old Pipestone is from Minnesota and is more than 1.3 million years old, all of the Pipestone comes with the variety of light and dark pieces, if you have a special request for the types of Pipestone you would like in your box please let me know. All Pipestone will have at least two pounds of small chunks that are usually 2 inches by 1 inch thick.