Flat Piece Of Dendritic Soapstone 2.5 x 2.5 x .3 Inch w Info Card
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Flat Piece Of Dendritic Soapstone 2.5 x 2.5 x .3
Information Card Included
Soapstone or, steatite as it may be called, is a metamorphic rock that is talc-schist. It is mainly composed of talc so it is rich in magnesium but also contains varying amounts of chlorite and amphiboles. It is produced by great dynamothermal pressures in areas where tectonic plates are subducted back into the Earth. Soapstone has been a medium for carving for thousands of years.
A dendrite is a branching design produced on or in a mineral or rock by the crystallization of another minderal. In this case, manganese has formed dendrites in the mineral soapstone.
Picture is representative of the specimen you will receive. Each rock is unique and will vary in shape, size and appearance. No two rocks will be exactly alike.
Origin: North America
Contains 1 piece of dendritic soapstone approximately 2.5 x 2.5 x .33 inches and 4.3 ounces in weight. Also contains 1 information card about the stone.
Common use: Carving Medium, Art and Jewelry.
Ages 8 and up