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Large Genuine Pipestone Catlinite Specimen Carving Slab, 1760g

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Large Genuine Pipestone Catlinite Specimen Carving Slab, 1760g

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Overview

  • Craft type: Carving & whittling, Sculpture
  • Materials: stone, catlinite, pipestone
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Description

This beautiful slab of genuine Pipestone (Catlinite). Measures 5-1/2" x x 1-5/8" thick (140 mm x 102 mm x 41 mm). Weighs 3 lbs., 14 oz. (1760g). High grade, hand picked. Please contact us with any questions.

This is the actual specimen being sold.

Pipestone (Catlinite) Metaphysical Properties

Catlinite pipes and figures are powerfully connected to the histories, cultures and practices of many Plains tribal groups. These rich traditions are best consulted independently, as different cultural groups assign different meanings to the stone and items created from it.

Modern crystal practitioners have stated that catlinite is a stone of interconnectedness between body and spirit. It is believed to also promote the ability to see all things as sacred. It is not affiliated with any zodiacal sign or chakra.

Pipestone (Catlinite) Geological Properties

Red Minnesota catlinite is a silicate form of mudrock--a finely grained rock formed by tiny particles cemented together by silicate materials. These argillites often contain quartz, feldspar and mica, with a range of other materials which exist locally.
Mudrocks such as catlinite are somewhat similar to slate and shale, although they do not split and flake as those materials do. Mudrocks' low Mohs hardness, small deposits and vulnerability to wind and water erosion make them difficult to study in the field. Mudrocks are classified by the size of the grains or particles they contain, creating subdivisions such as siltstone, claystone, etc.

Red Minnesota pipestone is a soft stone which occurs between layers of Sioux Quartzite (a cream-and-pink metamorphic quartz-based sandstone used for public construction in the American upper Midwest). Catlinite is smooth to the touch, is easily carved and takes a high polish.

Red Minnesota catlinite is primarily found at Pipestone National Monument. There it is traditionally quarried using only hand tools, with site access limited to authorized tribal members to prevent over-mining.

Mineral Information Metamorphic argillite composed of sericite and hematite
Chemical Composition R2O-5Al2O3-12SiO2
Color Pale pink to brick or blood red with lighter spots--sometimes referred to as ''stars''--scattered throughout
Hardness 2-1/2 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity 2.6
Refractive Index 1.53

Proper Care of Pipestone (Catlinite)

Natural catlinite is an extremely soft material--slightly softer than malachite, slightly harder than amber--and is easy to scratch, nick and scuff. It is easily scratched (watch your fingernails!) and affected by chemicals, abrasives, acids, caustic solutions, alcohol and perfume.
Steamers, hot water and ultrasonic cleaners can damage natural catlinite. To clean, use mild soap, room temperature filtered water and a very soft cloth. Remove natural catlinite jewelry when doing heavy work that might scratch it such as gardening or mechanics.

Thanks for looking and blessed be!
This beautiful slab of genuine Pipestone (Catlinite). Measures 5-1/2" x x 1-5/8" thick (140 mm x 102 mm x 41 mm). Weighs 3 lbs., 14 oz. (1760g). High grade, hand picked. Please contact us with any questions.

This is the actual specimen being sold.

Pipestone (Catlinite) Metaphysical Properties

Catlinite pipes and figures are powerfully connected to the histories, cultures and practices of many Plains tribal groups. These rich traditions are best consulted independently, as different cultural groups assign different meanings to the stone and items created from it.

Modern crystal practitioners have stated that catlinite is a stone of interconnectedness between body and spirit. It is believed to also promote the ability to see all things as sacred. It is not affiliated with any zodiacal sign or chakra.

Pipestone (Catlinite) Geological Properties

Red Minnesota catlinite is a silicate form of mudrock--a finely grained rock formed by tiny particles cemented together by silicate materials. These argillites often contain quartz, feldspar and mica, with a range of other materials which exist locally.
Mudrocks such as catlinite are somewhat similar to slate and shale, although they do not split and flake as those materials do. Mudrocks' low Mohs hardness, small deposits and vulnerability to wind and water erosion make them difficult to study in the field. Mudrocks are classified by the size of the grains or particles they contain, creating subdivisions such as siltstone, claystone, etc.

Red Minnesota pipestone is a soft stone which occurs between layers of Sioux Quartzite (a cream-and-pink metamorphic quartz-based sandstone used for public construction in the American upper Midwest). Catlinite is smooth to the touch, is easily carved and takes a high polish.

Red Minnesota catlinite is primarily found at Pipestone National Monument. There it is traditionally quarried using only hand tools, with site access limited to authorized tribal members to prevent over-mining.

Mineral Information Metamorphic argillite composed of sericite and hematite
Chemical Composition R2O-5Al2O3-12SiO2
Color Pale pink to brick or blood red with lighter spots--sometimes referred to as ''stars''--scattered throughout
Hardness 2-1/2 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity 2.6
Refractive Index 1.53

Proper Care of Pipestone (Catlinite)

Natural catlinite is an extremely soft material--slightly softer than malachite, slightly harder than amber--and is easy to scratch, nick and scuff. It is easily scratched (watch your fingernails!) and affected by chemicals, abrasives, acids, caustic solutions, alcohol and perfume.
Steamers, hot water and ultrasonic cleaners can damage natural catlinite. To clean, use mild soap, room temperature filtered water and a very soft cloth. Remove natural catlinite jewelry when doing heavy work that might scratch it such as gardening or mechanics.

Thanks for looking and blessed be!

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