A warm, soft, earthy pink, Minnesota Pipestone is semi-transparent to semi-opaque, and granulates beautifully in washes. It is as permanent as the rock from which it is made. Daniel Smith Minnesota Pipestone is created from pipestone in exactly the same shade as the stone that the Plains Indians revered and reserved for the making of their pipes. Milled in small batches, it honors history and lives up to contemporary expectations. The combination of our historic pipestone with modern synthetics is spellbinding. American Pipestone is the stone that unified our people in a time of transition. This sacred mineral was the stone of choice for the legendary Sioux peace pipes. Traveling through Pipestone County, Minnesota, one can almost hear the murmurs of the past. The warm, muted tones of the pipestone foster an introspective creative flow.