Talk:Soapstone

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I think the steatite article should be merged with this one. Does anyone see any reason it should not? Aleta 11:20, 6 December 2006 (UTC)Aleta

I've merged the text and redirected "steatite" to this article. Now, if someone could merge the histories, that would be helpful! I don't know anything about doing that. Aleta 00:10, 16 January 2007 (UTC)


English Usage -- SOAPSTone stands for subject, occasion, audience, purpose, speaker, tone. 1veedo 02:55, 15 January 2007 (UTC) 24.5.11.127 (talk) 02:50, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Should we include the way Native Californians used it? They traded it- they would make pots and pans, because when soapstone is heated, it heats evenly. --24.5.11.127 (talk) 02:50, 17 November 2009 (UTC)WinifredJ

AQBachler (talk) 18:04, 1 November 2010 (UTC) I reverted ladyshallots undo, i informed her on her talk page that a request for citation is not the same as a request for clarification, which seems to be what she wants.

Incorrect; I did not ask for a clarification; I asked for a citation for the explanation that is given. LadyofShalott 03:13, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

I made a small edit - taking out "whiskey stones" as another name for soapstone. It's not. While the stones are made of soapstone, it'd be like calling trees "toothpicks" or "paper" Carbonatedserpentine (talk) 17:35, 14 December 2013 (UTC).


I took this photo at school with several pieces of soap stone and a steel plate with writing from it on it, some one please put it on the page I would screw it up http://i.imgur.com/LXY9rS8.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.1.13.123 (talk) 04:40, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Composition of steatite[edit]

The soapstone article states: By mass, steatite is approximately 67% silica and 33% magnesia. However, this cannot be. The author has neglected the mass of water in soapstone (steatite). The phrase would be true only if steatite were calcined to remove all of the water.Thermbal (talk) 04:30, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Fixed w/ ref. Vsmith (talk) 14:29, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

"Immediately dangerous..." how?[edit]

Is the material gastrointestinally toxic? A neurotoxin? Carcinogenic? Mutagenic? Some slight detail is in order here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 22:55, 2 March 2017 (UTC)