Cute little Lobster carving
Steatite mineral is also known as Soapstone. Steatite is a compact high-purity talc that is found in magnesium rich rocks and veins often with serpentine, calcite, as well as, with mineral deposits of Chlorite, Dolomite and Magnetite. Steatite gets the name “soapstone” due to its waxy or soapy feeling surface. Soapstone’s soft rated hardness makes it a wonderful crystal material to work into a carving or ornamental sculpture piece.
Soapstone comes in a variety of colors from soft beautiful shades of green, white, grey to more intense reds, browns, and black.
NATURAL SOAPSTONE: Soapstone contains many beautiful and varied colors such as brown, tan, cream, ivory, white, red, burgundy, pink, green, olive, grey, black, blue, orange and yellow. Soapstone is commonly believed to have a soothing, balancing effect while creating a positive, calming energy.