I will be traveling for an unveiling soon and intend to leave a stone at the grave. Since I will be traveling I have the ability to bring the stone from where I live or to find a stone near the cemetery (there is a rocky river across the street from the cemetry.)

Are there halachic or minhagic opinions about which is the preferred option, to bring a stone from my home or to use a stone local to the cemetery?

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Nitei Gavriel Aveilus2 67:20 only mentions placing a stone or some grass on the gravestone. There is no mention of a preference as to where the stone comes from. This leads me to believe that there is no preferred option.

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