Handmade Block Meerschaum Pipe With Box ( Eagle Claw )

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HANDMADE BLOCKMeerschaum pipe With Box And Stand                                                                                          DIMENSIONS:                                                                                         LENGHT OF PIPE :  15 CM - 5.9 "(INCH)LENGHT OF HEAD: 7.5 CM - 2.95" (INCH)HEIGHT OF HEAD:  6 CM - 2.3" (INCH) MEERSCHAUM   OVERVIEWMeerschaum is opaque and off-white, grey or cream color, breaking with a conchoidal or fine earthy fracture, and occasionally fibrous in texture. Due to the fact it can be readily scratched with the finger nail, its hardness is ranked at about 2 on the Mohs Scale. The specific gravity varies from 0.988 to 1.279, but the porosity of the mineral may lead to error. Meerschaum is a hydrous magnesium silicate having the chemical formula Mg4Si6O15(OH)2·6H2O. Most of the meerschaum of commerce is obtained chiefly from the plain of Eskişehir in Turkey, between Istanbul and Ankara. It occurs there in irregular nodular masses, in alluvial deposits, which are extensively worked for its extraction. It is said that in this district there are 4000 shafts leading to horizontal galleries for extraction of the meerschaum. The principal workings are at Sepetçi Ocağı and Kemikçi Ocağı, about 20 miles southeast of Eskişehir. The mineral is associated with magnesite (magnesium carbonate), the primitive source of both minerals being a serpentine  PAYMENT
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Handmade Block Meerschaum Pipe With Box ( Eagle Claw )

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