Where is soapstone found in Africa?
Then, where can I find soapstone?
Soapstone, also known as steatite, can be found all over the world. Much of the soapstone seen these days comes from Brazil, China or India. Significant deposits also exist in Australia and Canada, as well as in England, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the United States.
Beside above, how can you tell if soapstone is real? Hold the stone up to the light. When you are looking at the way the light reflects off the stone, you are looking at luster. The luster of a piece of soapstone can be described variously as greasy, pearly or silky, depending on the variety of soapstone. Also look to see if light comes through the stone.
Simply so, what is African soapstone?
African soapstone, also known as Kisii soapstone, comes from Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. Soapstone is one of the softest known minerals, making it easy to carve. White and pink colored soapstone is softer and easier to work with, while black soapstone is the hardest.
What minerals are in soapstone?
Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is composed largely of the magnesium rich mineral talc.