I believe its called spirit of the stove, part of Sauna tradition and area you told you found it had a lot finns who immigrated there. In sauna you
put this stone on the stove you can fill it with aroma like pine tree scent, menthol, tar etc or just throw water on it and when stove gets hot this
cup gives a whistling sound and gives the scent to the sauna.
Wow I haven't seen one of those in a while. When I was about 11 my grandfather and I were walking along the shore when the tide was way out. He
spotted this rock and picked it up and very excitedly told me it was a "Indian love making stone." I asked what that was and he gave some short
answer I can't really recall and then said "yep an Indian love making stone....some people just call it a f###ing rock." It was the 1st and
probably the only time I heard him curse. I still laugh about it today.
I honestly don't know what it is, but I once found a rock in a sack of potatoes that looked exactly like a potato. So, some things can look like
other things, meaning that I think what you have there is a weird shaped nut shell. I know I'm wrong, but that's what it reminded me of.
I do not know what it is called. I have seen them before. They have a pebble inside and it is coated on the outside with another rock. The out casing
is made of stone but softer than the pebble. It must be caused by a build up around the pebble... nice find..
I think this stone had another stone lodged in it then it was forced out at some point in the quarrying. I have a stone that I found at a quarry which
isa piece of quartz or calcite enveloped in some black volcanic rock, and the quarts protrudes a bit from the blackness.
Thanks for the replys , and I am thinking that this is a spirit of the stove because of the odd build up on the inside.
What I am wondering now is if this was naturally formed or was somehow carved this way.
The color on the above images are off somewhat so I adjusted the color on this one to the actual tones.
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