Our Suppliers for these wonderful Glacial Concretions... that we have sold for many years... have retired. However, we were able to make one last purchase from them. We once again have some more very fine concretions to offer our customers.

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.

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Natural Glacial Concretion "New World"

$45.00

"New World"

This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 5.6 oz or 0.35 lb (161g) and measures 3.8 x 3.7 x 0.5 inches (97 x 95 x 12.9mm)

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Item # 2GC01200521

Natural Glacial Concretion "Sweet Dreams"

$59.00

“ Sweet Dreams”

This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada reminds us of resting on a cloud

This specimen weighs 9.8oz or 0.61 lb (280g) and measures 5.6 x 4.2 x 0.57 inches (144 x 107 x 14.6mm)

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Item # 3GC01208901

Natural Glacial Concretion "Holding You"

 $50.00

“ Holding You”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 6.7 oz or 0.41 lb (190g) and measures 4.8 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches (123 x 115 x 12.7mm)

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Item # 4GC09210160

Natural Glacial Concretion "Snoozing"

$25.00

“ Snoozing”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 1.56 oz or 0.09 lb(44g) and measures 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.66 inches (55 x 40 x 16.9mm)

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Item # 5GC01208990

Natural Glacial Concretion "Family"

$45.00

“Family”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 4.9oz or 0.31 lb (141g) and measures 4.1 x 3.1 x 0.52 inches (104 x 80 x 13.2mm)

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Item # 6GC09212180

Natural Glacial Concretion "Hugging You"

$40.00

“Hugging You”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 3.2oz or 0.2 lb (92g) and measures 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.52 inches (93 x 57 x 13.3mm)

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Item # 7GC09211160

Natural Glacial Concretion "Young Love"

$25.00

“Young Love”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 1.36oz or 0.08 lb (39g) and measures 2.1 x 1.5 x 0.54 inches (53 x 39 x 13.9mm)

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Item # 8GC09211480

Natural Glacial Concretion "Ecstacy"

$52.00

“Ecstacy”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.18 lb (86g) and measures 3.2 x 2.3 x 0.47 inches (82 x 59 x 12.3mm)

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Item # 9GC09211101

Natural Glacial Concretion "Rock Me"

$49.00

“Rock Me”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 4.36oz or 0.27 lb (124g) and measures 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.49 inches (115 x 80 x 12.4mm)

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Item # 10GC09212160

Natural Glacial Concretion "Snuggle"

$25.00

“Snuggle”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 1oz or 0.06 lb(30g) and measures 2.25 x 1.5 x 0.47 inches (57 x 39 x 11.9mm)

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Item # 11GC09212190

Natural Glacial Concretion "Hiding Place"

$45.00

“Hiding Place”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 3.36oz or 0.21 lb (96g) and measures 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.50 inches (99 x 62 x 12.8mm)

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Item # 12GC09213160

Natural Glacial Concretion "Teddy Bear"

$32.00

“Teddy Bear”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 0.84oz (24g) and measures 2 x 1.4 x 0.32 inches (53 x 36 x 8.2mm)

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Item # 13GC09212101

Natural Glacial Concretion "Visions"

$67.00

“Visions”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 5.62oz 0.35 lb (159g) and measures 5.1 x 2.9 x 0.55 inches (130 x 74 x 14.1mm)

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Item # 14GC09213101

Natural Glacial Concretion "Pillows"

$45.00

“Pillows”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 5.3oz 0.33 lb (150g) and measures 4.5 x 3.9 x 0.32 inches (114 x 100 x 8.2mm)

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Natural Glacial Concretion "Aurora"

$28.00

“Aurora”

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)

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Item # 16GC09219001

Natural Glacial Concretion "Caught"

$54.00

“Caught”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 5.2oz 0.32 lb (148g) and measures 4.8 x 3.7 x 0.33 inches 123 x 95 x 8.5mm)

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Item # 17GC09213190

Natural Glacial Concretion "Arms of Love"

$57.00

“Arms of Love”

from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

This specimen weighs 3.28oz 0.2 lb (93g) and measures 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.45 inches (95 x 61 x 11.5mm)