Laws & Policies
Quarry Permits - Information on how to obtain permits to quarry for pipestone. Only members of tribes recognized by the U.S. Government may apply for quarry permits.
National Park Service Organic Act - This legislation created the National Park Service in 1916.
Pipestone National Monument Establishing Legislation - The law that created Pipestone National Monument also allows for ongoing quarrying by American Indians.
Firearms in National Parks - The law governing possession of firearms inside a National Park changed on February 22, 2010.
Did You Know?
Pipestone is located about 12-17 feet below the ground, between layers of quartzite rock. Only hand tools are used to quarry the stone at Pipestone National Monument. More...