Fairy stones are special formations that are found in the Harricana River in the Quebec region of Canada. The flat stones are round in shape and have special and unique patterns. They have been formed over thousands of years by the deposit of calcium carbonate on small pebbles and fossils.
Bringer of Fortune
The Indians have called these stones "Fairy Stones" for hundreds of years and wore them as a bringer of fortune when hunting or fishing. They believed that wearing a fairy stone would protect them from bad spirits and bring them good health and prosperity.
River of cookies
According to geologists, fairy stones have formed under a glacier that retreated thousands of years ago. The stones were then taken by the water and deposited along the banks of lakes and rivers. One of the most important rivers where fairy stones are found is the Harricana River. This is the second longest river in Canada. It is said that the name 'Harricana' comes from the word 'Nanikana' which means 'the river of cookies', referring to the fairy stones.