Origin Of Soap Stone
Soapstone is also the natural
stone which is rich in metamorphic rock
formed from the magnesium and iron. Soapstone
is produced from the dynamo thermal metamorphism.
It occurs from the area of sub-ducting
the tectonic plates. Steatite is also
the other form of soapstone.
The word soapstone occurs due to its
functionality. Soapstone is the soft stone
and it feels soft and soapy when it is
touched. It is used for interior designs,
sculpture, sinks and for kitchen countertops.
Sometimes soapstone is used for fireplace
surroundings because it absorbs and distributes
the heat very easily to manufacture. To
manufacture the woodstoves, the same heat
trapping can be used. Soapstone can be
used for griddles and other cookware.
It is used as a marker by welders and
fabricators, because of its resistance
and visibility when heat is applied.