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Item # 46GC06188001
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Gotcha"

$49.00
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Item # 47GC06187001
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Sweet Dreams"

$49.00
Item # 49GC06186001
Natural Glacial Concretion
"The Protector"

$49.00
“ Sweet Dreams”
This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada reminds us of sleeping on a cloud
This specimen weighs 7.6oz or 0.47 lb (215g) and measures 4.6 x 4 x 0.48 inches (117 x 104 x 12.3mm)


Clay stone glacial concretions are known by many names around the world. For example, they are called “Imatra Stones” in
Finland, “Fairy Stones” in Scotland, Ireland and Quebec, and “Mud-babies”  or “Clay Dogs”  in Connecticut.

The stones we offer were picked on the shores of the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada, these pebbles have been
formed thousands of years ago. They are made of fine sand and clay, solidified by nature.  The originality and the forms of
these stones are a phenomenon unique to Northern Quebec, especially on the bottom of the big Lakes with a glacier origin.
The superior face of the concretion is usually smooth and regular as for the interior face, it is often rough with puffed up
spheres. The irregular lines on certain stones are caused by the traces left by miniature worms or organic remains which were
fossilized thousands of years ago. As if the earth wanted to keep them in the memory...

The Algonquins called them “Fairy Stones”  and often carried them as luck charms when they went on fishing or hunting
expedition. The lovers offered the most beautiful “Fairy Stones”  to their loved ones. The biggest specimens occupied a place of
honor in their homes, or according to the legend, these stones assured a protection against the bad spirits. They also brought
good health and prosperity to the occupants of the premises.

These “FAIRY STONES”  are at the origin of the name “HARRICANA RIVER”.  In fact, when the first ALGONQUINS come up the
river towards Abitibi, a stop on these beaches made them realize the presence of these pebbles which for them, strangely
looked like “BISCUITS”.  This is the reason why they named the river “HARRICANA” which means: “RIVER OF THE BISCUITS”  in
the ALGONQUIN language.

These specimens are found in the soft deposits of the Quaternary where they were found in the ponds having occupied the
depression of the retreat of the glacial front; subsequently they were carried by the water and deposited on the shores of the
lakes and rivers.

Some Clay Concretions emerge from the ground but the majority of these stones are collected by digging the clay soil delicately
in order to avoid any breaking or distortion and preserve their authenticity. Stones are different colors based upon their
discovery location. Once found, the stones are cleaned and dried. A light coat of sealant is then applied to bring a sheen and
prevent scratching. This coating also prevents the natural oils in your fingers from discoloring the specimen. These can easily
be returned to their uncoated natural state by soaking the specimen in 1 cup of warm water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar for 15
minutes. Brush the stone gently with a toothbrush, rinse well several times and dry. You now have the natural specimen.
“ The Protector”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6 oz  or 0.38 lb (172g) and measures 5.1 x 3 x 0.51 inches (130 x 76 x 13.1mm)
"Gotcha"
This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
that reminds us of grabbing and holding something.
This specimen weighs 7.7 oz or 0.48 lb (219g) and measures 4.7 x 4.1 x 0.49 inches (120 x 105 x 12.3mm)
Item # 64GC06181480
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Gathering"

$41.00
“ Hold Tight”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.2oz or 0.0.38 lb (176g) and measures 4.1 x 3.4 x 0.51 inches (104 x 87 x 13.1mm)
“ Gathering”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.18 lb (86g) and measures 5 x 4 x 0.52 inches (128 x 103 x 13.2mm)
Item # 50GC06185001
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Hold Tight"

$49.00
Item # 51GC06184001
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Fly Away"

$49.00
“ Fly Away”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.2oz or 0.39 lb (177g) and measures 4.6 x 3.1 x 0.46 inches (116 x 79 x 11.9mm)
Item # 62GC06181280
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Roll Over"

$41.00
“ Roll Over”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.18 lb (86g) and measures 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.49 inches (97 x 54 x 12.6mm)
Item # 54GC06193061
Natural Glacial Concretion
"New World"

$36.00
“ New World”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2oz (59g) and measures 2.4 x 1.8 x 0.57 inches (63 x 47 x 14.6mm)
Item # 63GC06181380
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Space Flight"

$41.00
“ Space Flight”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.19 lb (86.5g) and measures 3.5 x 2 x 0.59 inches (89 x 52 x 15mm)
Item # 53GC06182061
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Arms of Love"

$36.00
“ Arms of Love”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.1oz (33g) and measures 2.4 x 1.6 x 0.4 inches (62 x 41 x 10.4mm)
Item # 57GC06184060
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Perspective"

$36.00
“ Perspective”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.6oz (46g) and measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.55 inches (57 x 43 x 14mm)
Item # 59GC06183070
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Visions"

$39.00
“ Visions”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.94oz (54g) and measures 3 x 1.9 x 0.41 inches (77 x 49 x 10.4mm)
Item # 60GC06182060
Natural Glacial Concretion
"New Life"

$36.00
“ New Life”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.2oz (36g) and measures 2.4 x 1.6 x 0.36 inches (62 x 42 x 9.2mm)
Item # 61GC06181060
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Snooping"

$36.00
“ Snooping”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.6oz  46g) and measures 2.4 x 1.5 x 0.54 inches 63 x 38 x 13.2mm)
Item # 56GC06181160C
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Papoose"

$20.00
“ Papoose”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.19 lb (87g)
and measures 3 x 2.3 x 0.55 inches (78 x 59 x 14mm)

This specimen has a chipped edge seen on the top left photo on the lower left
side and also shown on the top right photo lower right side. The bottom right
photo is a close up of the chip. It is still a very interesting specimen. Price has
been adjusted proportionately.
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Item # 52GC06181061
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Swallowed"

$36.00
“ Swallowed”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.1oz (31.5g) and measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches (65 x 39 x 10mm)
Item # 55GC06185060
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Together"

$36.00
“ Together”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.3oz (39g) and measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.45 inches (65 x 39 x 11.6mm)
Our Suppliers for these wonderful Glacial
Concretions that we have sold for many
years... have retired. These are the last of
our inventory, we have been searching with
no luck for a new supplier of these stones.
These may be our last specimens for sale.