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Item # 3GC11153191
Natural Glacial Concretion "Old Timer"

$39.00
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Item # 4GC11158302
Natural Glacial Concretion "Winter Turtle"

$48.00
Item # GC04159922
Natural Glacial Concretion "Oh My!"

$42.00
“ Winter Turtle”
This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada reminds us of a turtle with a rope knit sweater
This specimen weighs 15.8 oz  or 0.98 lb (448g) and measures 6.8 x 5 x 0.56 inches (175 x 127 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)
"Old Timer"
This is an older water smoothed concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
that reminds us of an old timer with a beard.
This specimen weighs 12.1 oz or 0.75 lb (344g) and measures 5.7 x 5.3 x 0.43 inches (145 x 136 x 11mm)
Item # 8GC11157821
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Under my Wing"

$45.00
“ Looks Like...”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 8.4oz or 0.52 lb (239g) and measures 5.5 x 3.7 x 0.49 inches (140 x 96 x 12.5mm)
“ 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 # 77921GC11157921
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Looks Like..."

$45.00
Item # 9GC11151601
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Hold on my Heart"

$42.00
“ Hold on my Heart”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 4.7oz or 0.29 lb (134g) and measures 4.2 x 3.1 x 0.41 inches (108 x 78 x 10.4mm)
Item # 10GC11159111
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Donut Time"

$40.00
“ Donut Time”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.3oz or 0.39 lb (179g) and measures 3.8 x 3.8 x 0.47 inches (98 x 97 x 12mm)
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 # 12GC11152090
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Napping"

$49.00
“ Napping”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.98oz or 0.18 lb (85g) and measures 4.7 x 1.8 x 0.47 inches (120 x 46 x 11.9mm)
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Item # 13GC11158390
Natural Glacial Concretion
"What the.."

$25.00
“ What The..”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 4oz or 0.25 lb (115g) and measures 3.8 x 3 x 0.41 inches (98 x 77 x 10.4mm)
Item # 14GC11154090
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Space Bug"

$25.00
“ Space Bug”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3oz or 0.19 lb (87g) and measures 3.2 x 2.8 x 0.44 inches (82 x 72 x 11.3mm)
Item # 15GC11159960
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Pudgy"

$18.00
“ Pudgy”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.9oz or 0.18 lb (82.5g) and measures 2.3 x 1.9 x 0.86 inches (58 x 48 x 21.9mm)
Item # 16GC11159460
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Cozmos"

$17.00
“ Cozmos”
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 # 17GC11158960
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Bugging Out"

$24.00
“ Bugging Out”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.9oz or 0.18 lb (82g) and measures 2.4 x 2 x 0.85 inches (62 x 51 x 21.6mm)
Item # 18GC11152460
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Hold On"

$24.00
“ Hold On”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.2oz or 0.07 lb (34.5g) and measures 2.6 x 1.6 x 0.41 inches (67 x 42 x 10.5mm)
Item # 19GC11155660
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Winter Nap"

$18.00
“ Winter Nap”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.9oz or 0.12 lb (55g) and measures 2.8 x 1.8 x 0.55 inches (71 x 46 x 13.9mm)
Item # 20GC11159250
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Speed Racer"

$20.00
“ Speed Racer”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.86oz (24.5g) and measures 2.2 x 1.6 x 0.33 inches (57 x 40 x 8.6mm)
Item # 21GC11159350
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Twist in Time"

$19.00
“ The Keeper”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.6oz (45g) and measures 1.9 x 1.7 x 0.67 inches (49 x 44 x 17mm)
Item # 22GC11154550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"The Keeper"

$18.00
“ Twist in Time”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.14oz (32.5g) and measures 2.4 x 1.4 x 0.52 inches (62 x 36 x 13.2mm)
“ Mystic”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada (has chip, see left photo)
This specimen weighs 1.18oz (33g) and measures 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.41inches (49 x 48 x 10.4mm)
Item # 23GC11150450
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Mystic"

$12.00
“ Happy”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.14oz (32g) and measures 2 x 1.7 x 0.49 inches (52 x 44 x 12.5mm)
Item # 24GC11155350
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Happy"

$15.00
“ Arms of Love”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
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 # 25GC11152240
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Arms of Love"

$15.00
“ Ovalesque”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.56oz (16g) and measures 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.33 inches (46 x 28 x 8.3mm)
Item # 26GC11159140
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Ovalesque"

$15.00
“ Buddys”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.62oz (18g) and measures 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.49 inches (40 x 35 x 12.6mm)
Item # 27GC11153240
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Buddys"

$17.00
“ Center Of Balance”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.74oz (21g) and measures 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.5 inches (38 x 34 x 12.8mm)
Item # 28GC11155240
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Center of Balance"

$16.00
“ Eclipse”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.46oz (13.5g) and measures 1.5 x 1.2 x 0.37 inches (40 x 31 x 9.5mm)
Item # 29GC11156140
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Eclipse"

$19.00
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