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Item # 1GC11165021
Natural Glacial Concretion
"
Over a Barrel"

$42.00
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Item # 2GC11166021
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Spaceman"

$40.00
Item # 3GC04159922
Natural Glacial Concretion

"Oh My!"

$38.00
“ Spaceman”
This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada reminds us of a
turtle with a rope knit sweater
This specimen weighs 8.8oz or 0.55 lb (251g)
and measures 5.3 x 3.9 x 0.55 inches (136 x 99 x 14mm)


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.
“ Oh My!”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 8.1 oz  or 0.51 lb (231g) and measures
5.39 x 4 x 0.52 inches (137 x 103 x 13.4mm)
"Over a Barrel"
This is an older water smoothed concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
that reminds us of someone over a barrel.
This specimen weighs 8.8 oz or 0.55 lb (251g) and measures 5.5 x 4 x 0.5 inches (139 x 103 x 12.5mm)
Item # 8GC11157821
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Under my Wing"

$45.00
“ In the Wind”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 7.5oz or 0.47 lb (214g) and measures 5.4 x 3.8 x 0.44 inches (137 x 98 x 11mm)
“ Under my Wing!”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 8.7oz or 0.54 lb (247g) and measures 5 x 4 x 0.52 inches (128 x 103 x 13.2mm)
Item # 4GC11161711
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
In the Wind"

$45.00
Item # 5GC11163401
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Alien Eye"

$39.00
“ Alien Eye”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.2oz or 0.39 lb (178g) and measures 4 x 3.7 x 0.53 inches (102 x 94 x 13.6mm)
Item # 6GC11163001
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Majestic"

$36.00
“ Majestic”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 4.5oz or 0.24 lb (129g) and measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.49 inches (122 x 68 x 12.5mm)
Item # 11GC11157111
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
In the Fold"

$39.00
“ In the Fold”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.3oz or 0.39 lb (181g) and measures 4.7 x 3.4 x 0.54 inches (120 x 88 x 13.8mm)
Item # 7GC11168701
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Chunky"

$49.00
“ Chunky”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 7.8oz or 0.48 lb (222g) and measures 3.6 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (9.2 x 7.5 x 2.3cm)
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Item # 10GC11167680
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Solar"

$
15.00
“ Solar”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.9oz or 0.18 lb (84g) and measures 3.2 x 2.7 x 0.47 inches (82 x 71 x 12mm)
Item # 13GC11169880
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Swallowed"

$36.00
“ Swallowed”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.46oz or 0.09 lb (41g) and measures 2.3 x 1.9 x 0.40 inches (58 x 49 x 10mm)
Item # 14GC11165980
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Hold Out"

$29.00
“ Hold Out”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 4.1oz or 0.26 lb (118.5g) and measures 3.1 x 2.8 x 0.55 inches (80 x 71 x 14mm)
Item # 15GC11165690
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Eye on the Cubs"

$35.00
“ Eye on the Cubs”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 7.2oz or 0.45 lb (206g) and measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 1 inches (74 x 73 x 27mm)
Item # 16GC11168370
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
See Me"

$18.00
“ See Me”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.6oz  47.5g) and measures 3.7 x 2 x 0.3 inches (94 x 51 x 7mm)
Item # 17GC11169670
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)
Item # 18GC11165570
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Rover"

$23.00
“ Two-Fer”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada this unique one of a kind double stacked concretion
formations (two for one). We have never seen another specimen like this one.
This specimen weighs 1.6oz (45g) and measures 1.9 x 1.7 x 0.67 inches (49 x 44 x 17mm)
Item # 19GC11166970
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Two-Fer"

$39.00
“ Rover”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.4oz (68.5g) and measures 2.9 x 2.1 x 0.46 inches (75 x 55 x 11mm)
“ Ducky”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.8oz (81g) and measures 2.6 x 2.4 x 0.52 inches (66 x 61 x 13mm)
Item # 20GC11165680
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Ducky"

$24.00
“ Arms of Love”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada

It is interesting on what you see with these patterns depending upon
which way you hold or look at them....

This specimen weighs 0.64oz (18.5g)
and measures 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.41 inches (39 x 34 x 10.5mm)
Item # 21GC11166360
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Arms of Love"

$22.00
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Item # 9GC11163601
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Success"

$44.00
“ Success”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 4.2oz or 0.44 lb (203.5g) and measures 4.2 x 3.7 x 0.55 inches (106 x 96 x 14mm)
Item # 12GC11162390
Natural Glacial Concretion

"
Traveller"

$39.00
“ Traveller”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 5.8oz or 0.36 lb (164.5g) and measures 3.3 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches (84 x 64 x 23mm)