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BCR408 Pink Soapstone

BCR408 Pink Soapstone

$85.00

  • Here’s a new item, a very large piece of Pink Soapstone.
  • Great for learning how to carve or even for the master carver due to it’s soft nature.  At a 3 on the Mohs scale, you can cut this with a hack saw and shape with any chisel.
  • A great rock for cutting and any lapidary project.
  • This particular select specimen measures 12 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″  and weighs nearly 23 1/2 pounds.

MOHS hardness scale of  3

In stock

Description

Soapstone, also known as Steatite or Soaprock, is a metamorphic rock or Talc-Schist. It is composed of the mineral Talc and is rich in Magnesium and is formed by the metamorphism of ultramafic protoliths and the metasomatism of siliceous Dolostones. It is a very soft material and may have a soapy feel when touched. It can be easily carved into decorative items as well as bowls or other cooking utensils. It is used by welders and fabricators as a marker due to its resistance to heat.

Additional information

Weight23.5 lbs
Dimensions12.5 × 8.5 × 4.25 in

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