MEERSCHAUM PIPE MASTER
Updated 63 days ago
Meerschaum pipes was used around 1723 and became prized as the perfect material for providing a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. Meerschaum is a nicotine absorber material and draws moisture and tobacco tar into the stone. Meerschaum became a premium substitute for the clay pipes of the day and remains prized to this day... Meerschaum is generally in white, grey or cream color, found on surface or in various depth of the earth. The meerschaum can be easily scratched with the finger nail, on the Mohs scale the hardness of meerschaum is about 2. And also gravity is around 0.988 - 1.279. Meerschaum is a hydrous magnesium silicate Mg4Si6O15(OH)2•6H2O. Most of the meerschaum is mined mainly from the plain of Eskişehir, Turkey. Eskişehir is located between İstanbul and Ankara. The famous meerschaum mines are at Sepetçi and Kemikçi, Margı about 20 miles of Eskişehir city center. Meerschaum is also found, though less abundantly, in Greece in the islands of Euboea and Samos and Moravia. In addition..