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Occurrence

  •  Australia
  •  Brazil
  •  England
  •  India
  •  Israel
  •  Japan
  •  Mongolia
  •  Scotland
  •  United States
Agate
Color :  Available in gray to green to blue, and charcoal gray
Hardness :  On Moh's scale hardness from 1 to 5.5 – 6.5
Density :  2,980 kg/m³
Comprehensive strength :  Compressive strength of soapstone is 25.0 MN/mg.
Porosity :  Low
Water absorption :  Less than 0.1

Minerals such as Silica, Alumina, Calcium oxide, Iron oxide, Soda and potash, Mica, Red Oxide, and Chalk etc are the composer of soapstone.

Silica (SiO2) 45.0%
Alumina (Al2O3) 38.0%
Iron oxide (Fe2O3) 0.6%
Soda (NaO) and Potash (KO2) 0.07%
Lime (CaO) 0.06%
Magnesia (MgO) 0.07%
  • Unsusceptible to acids and alkalis
  • Unsusceptible with germs
  • Low water absorption ability
  • Germs observation
  • Load bearing
  • Burn proof
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