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Soapstone


The lid of a soapstone box, showing pierced work and inlaying. The lid is 4 inches wide (10 cm).
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Soapstone is a very soft mineral consisting mostly of talc. Soapstone which is almost entirely talc is also known as steatite. It may feel soapy when touched, hence the name.

See also: List of minerals



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