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Soap Stone Properties

Soap Stone

Description

 

Soapstone is a metamorphic rock, a talc-schist. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium.Soapstone is used for inlaid designs, sculpture, coasters, and kitchen countertops and sinks. The Inuit often used soapstone for traditional carvings. Some Native American groups made bowls, cooking slabs, and other objects from soapstone, particularly during the Late Archaic archaeological period. Vikings hewed soapstone directly from the stone face, shaped it into cooking-pots, and sold these at home and abroad.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 14378-12-2