“Bringing The Past, Into the Future”

Northern Geological Supplies Ltd
Northern Geological Supplies Ltd

“Bringing The Past, Into the Future”

Red Soapstone (Shetland Islands)

£3.00£15.00 ex VAT

Specimens of red soapstone from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. Supplied in a white card tray with an information label, these peculiar samples are ideal for any collector of British material.

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Specimens of red soapstone from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. Soapstone, sometimes called soap rock or by its actual name of steatite is actually a metamorphic rock composed of the minerals talc and schist. It forms in tectonic zones where plates are subducted, the heat and pressure along with fluids alters the rock but does not melt it, resulting in soapstone, this metamorphic process is known as dynamothermal metamorphism. These particular specimens of soapstone are from an old collection and display an unusual brown/red colouration, likely due to iron staining. Supplied in a white card tray with an information label, these peculiar samples are ideal for any collector of British material.

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Weight 150 g
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