Pipestone is used by Native American Indians for the carving of sacred
pipes, fetishes and totems. Look to the spirit world to provide
guidance in using pipestone in an intuitive manner. A stone for those
drawn to the “old ways,” pipestone will empower ceremonies and enhance
pursuits when handled with respect.
Pipestone, also known as Catlinite, is a fine, compact siliceous clay
colored red by iron. The principal locality is in Minnesota, where a
large quarry has been worked for hundreds of years. Even warring
tribes came to the quarry, now a National Monument, in peace.