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soapstone


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soapstone

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Massive, soft rock that contains mostly talc; also contains the denser form of talc known as steatite, and other minerals; used in building for laboratory sinks, bench tops, and electrical panels, and by artists for carving.

Variations

soap-stone

stéatite

pierre de savon

pierre savonneuse

saponite

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