Raw Stone (under 1 1/2 inches thick)
Pipestone is a clay formation stone found between layers of quartzite. Our stone is hand quarried by Native American Indians at the Pipestone National Monument.
The black stone we sell is quarried in Kenora Canada. The Red Pipestone is quarried in Pipestone Minnesota by tribal people. Both stones are great for all your carving needs. Please do not assume all Pipestone is the exact same size and thickness these are natural pieces of stone.
Pictures represent the variety of shapes by weight for 2, 3, 4, and 5 pound pieces of raw pipestone. Each piece pictured represents 1 piece of stone of that weight. If you have a special request for size or shape please contact us when you place your order. All our stone is guaranteed to be free of natural crack.
1" and Under - X-Mini, Mini's or small pipes
1 1/4" - Used for medium pipes to large plains and elbow pipes
1 1/2" - Used for large pipes and effigy pipes
1 lb - X-Mini or Mini Pipes
2 lbs - Small Pipes
3-4 lbs - Medium Pipes
5-6 lbs - Large Pipes