Connection to the Earth Mother

Connection to the Earth Mother (HM28R5)

Location: Pipestone, MN 56164 Pipestone County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 0.813', W 96° 19.559'

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It's very spiritual. Your own personal connection to the earth mother, to the quartzite, to the pipestone rock...The benefit of it all is you get a sense of oneness with everything here."

Travis Erickson, quarrier

You are looking at piles of Sioux Quartzite rubble removed from quarries by American Indians seeking sacred pipestone. Three thousand years ago American Indians used stone tools to remove pipestone found near the surface.

Today quarriers use sledgehammers, steel wedges, and wheelbarrows to remove the hard quartzite rock found in quarries up to 15 feet deep. The hard physical labor of the past is much the same as the labor today - although the tools have improved, all the work is done by hand.
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HM NumberHM28R5
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Placed ByPipestone National Monument, National Park Service, & US Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 714340 N 4876854
Decimal Degrees44.01355000, -96.32598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 0.813', W 96° 19.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 0' 48.78" N, 96° 19' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)507, 605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36 Reservation Ave, Pipestone MN 56164, US
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