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Soapstone (also known as steatite, or soaprock) is a talc-schist mix, which is a type of metamorphic rock. The reason it is called soapstone is because of its amazing soapy feel...
It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. All of our soapstone is aesbestos free.
It has been a medium for carving for thousands of years around the world. We import these stones from many different countries. Shapes, sizes and weights vary.
PLEASE NOTE - As with all natural materials there is some variation amongst pieces. The color swatches above are examples of stones and do not represent the colors or patterns of every piece or any piece in it's entirety. Mother Nature controls what is inside the stone and she hopes you will find beauty in them all. There is no bad stone only unrealized sculpture.
This particular stone is 9lbs and 12x4x4. It is light pink with a yellowish tint. It has many ridges, especially near the ends. This stone is long and thin.