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Item # 1GC01208811
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Arms of Love"

$57.00
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Item # 2GC01200521
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Sweet Dreams"

$59.00
Item # 3GC01208901
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Reunion"

$58.00
“ 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)
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.
“ Reunion”
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)
"Arms of Love"
This concretion from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
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 # 8GC01201480
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Euphoric"

$49.00
“ Holding You”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 7.2 oz or 0.45 lb(205g) and measures 5 x 4.2 x 0.48 inches (129 x 108 x 12.3mm)
“ Euphoric”
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)
Item # 4GC01209901
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Holding You"

$58.00
Item # 5GC01208990
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Together"

$49.00
“ Together”
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)
Item # 6GC01209990
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Roll Over"

$49.00
“ Roll Over”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.5oz or 0.4 lb (185g) and measures 3.9 x 3.7 x 0.6 inches (99 x 95 x 15.4mm)
Item # 11GC01203090
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Destiny"

$42.00
“ Destiny”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 2.7oz or 0.17 lb (77g) and measures 4 x 2.1 x 0.45 inches (102 x 55 x 11.5mm)
Item # 7GC01207990
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Eclipse"

$49.00
“ Eclipse”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 6.1oz or 0.38 lb (173g) and measures 4 x 3.9 x 0.47 inches (103 x 99 x 12mm)
Item # 10GC01202090
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Axe Man"

$45.00
“ Axe Man”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 3.5oz or 0.21 lb(99g) and measures 3.4 x 3 x 0.46 inches (88 x 77 x 11.7mm)
Item # 13GC01208550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Abyss"

$32.00
“ Abyss”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.7oz (50g) and measures 1.7 x 1.7 x 0.72 inches (44 x 44 x 18.4mm)
Item # 14GC01207550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Visions"

$28.00
“ Visions”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.1oz (32g) and measures 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.48 inches (45 x 41 x 12.2mm)
Item # 15GC01202060
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)
Item # 16GC01206550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Snooping"

$24.00
“ Snooping”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.8oz  (24g) and measures 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.36 inches 55 x 43 x 9.2mm)
Item # 17GC01205550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Greetings"

$24.00
“ Greetings”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 0.6oz (18g) and measures 2.2 x 1.6 x 0.26 inches (55 x 41 x 6.7mm)
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Item # 9GC01206990
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Endless"

$49.00
“ Endless”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 5oz or 0.31 lb (141g) and measures 4.1 x 3 x 0.51 inches (105 x 77 x 13mm)
Item # 12GC01209550
Natural Glacial Concretion
"Together"

$32.00
“ Together”
from the Harricana River, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
This specimen weighs 1.4oz (40g) and measures 2 x 1.4 x 0.64 inches (52 x 35 x 16.2mm)
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.