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Steatite

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Formula:
Mg
 
3
(Si
 
4
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2
A variety of Talc

A massive variety of Talc with a greasy feeling, often used for ornamental carvings.

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Classification of Steatite

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Chemical Properties of Steatite

Formula:
Mg
 
3
(Si
 
4
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Essential elements:H, Mg, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:H, Mg, O, Si

Other Names for Steatite

Synonyms:
PotstoneSpeckstein (of Cronstedt)SpeckstenSpeckstoneTalc (Steatite)
Topfstein
Other Languages:
Finnish:vuolukivi
French:Stéatite
German:Speckstein
Steatit
Italian:Steatite
Latvian:Steatīts
Norwegian (Bokmål):Kleberstein
Portuguese:Esteatite
Spanish:Steatita
Swedish:Täljsten

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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  • Localities for Steatite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Reißeck group
          • Gmünd
            • Radlgraben
    Pichler (2009)
      • Karawanken
        • Feistritz im Rosental
    • Lower Austria
      • Industrieviertel
        • Gloggnitz
          • Eichberg
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Fusch valley
          • Brennkogel area
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    Bhutan
     
    Neil Fraser, Anima Bhattacharya, Bimalendu Bhattachary (2001) Geography of a Himalayan kingdom: Bhutan
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Iron Quadrangle
    www.cprm.gov.br/ingles/bens/ifer0101.html.
        • Mariana (Marianna de Itacolumy)
    Martins da Pedra collection
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Chaudière-Appalaches
        • Les Appalaches RCM
          • East Broughton
    Voyage au coeur des Appalaches, Serge Gaudard
    Channel Islands
     
    • Sark
      • Great Sark
    Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
    China
     
    • Heilongjiang Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
      • Jixi Prefecture
        • Jidong Co.
    Shuneng Liang, Guanghui Li, Jinggui Sun, Dong Chen, Wei Pang, and Yan Chang (2009): Global Geology 28(1), 28-36
    Czech Republic
     
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • South Moravia Region
        • Letovice (Lettowitz)
          • Olešnice
    Pelíšek J.: Některé nové minerály v krystalických vápencích moravika. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1979, 24, 4, 435-346.
    Finland
     
    • Eastern Finland Region
      • Juuka
    Eberhard Riech collection; Loukola-Ruskeeniemi, K. and Sorjonen-Ward, P. (eds.) ORE DEPOSITS IN EASTERN FINLAND. Geologian tutkimuskeskus, Opas — Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 42
    France
     
    • Alsace
      • Haut-Rhin
        • Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)
          • Altenberg
    Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Marktredwitz
            • Iron mines
    Stefan Koch Collection
          • Wunsiedel
            • Göpfersgrün
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
        • Münchberg Metamorphic complex
          • Schwarzenbach an der Saale
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
          • Wirsberg
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
    • Hesse
      • Großalmerode
        • Hundelshausen
    Dreizler, I. (1962): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 8, 323-338.
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
        • Breitenbrunn District
          • Breitenbrunn
    Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
    Germany & Czech Republic
     
    • Saxony & Ústí Region (Bohemia; Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts
    Lapis 17(2), 31-35 (1992)
    India
     
    karel Bal Collection
    Italy
     
    • Calabria
      • Vibo Valentia Province
        • Serre Massif
    - Cortese E.(1895). Descrizione geologica della Calabria. Memorie descrittive della Carta geologica d'Italia. vol.IX. Roma. (2°ed. 1934, Firenze)
    • Emilia-Romagna
      • Reggio Emilia Province
        • Canossa
    I minerali delle ofioliti: Rossena e Campotrera - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana n.4 / 2003, Milano - Omar Bartoli, Danilo Bersani, Enroico Borghi & Maurizio Scacchetti.
    • Lombardy
      • Sondrio Province
        • Valtellina
          • Malenco Valley
            • Lanterna Valley
              • Lanzada
    Bedognè, F. (2006). Xonotlite della Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (SO). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (4), 254-255.
    • Piedmont
      • Torino Province
        • Canavese District
          • Chiusella Valley
            • Traversella
    Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo, (10), 1-54.
    • Sardinia
      • Cagliari Province
    De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol
    • Trentino-Alto Adige
      • Trento Province
        • Fassa Valley
          • Monzoni Mts
    De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
    De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
    De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
    De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
    Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
    • Tuscany
      • Pisa Province
        • Montecatini Val di Cecina
    Terenzi A. (1988) - La miniera cuprifera di Montecatini in Val di Cecina (PI) - Rivista Minetralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 1, pp.19-26
    Madagascar
     
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Betafo District
    Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
    Norway
     
    • Telemark
      • Bamble (Bamle)
    Knut Edvard Larsen collection
    Arliguie Michel photo & specimen
    Portugal
     
    • Bragança District
      • Bragança
        • Carrazedo
    LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 249Cr
        • Castrelos
    Rui Nunes collection
        • Gostei
    LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 250Cr
      • Vinhais
        • Soeira
    Rui Nunes collection
        • Vila Boa de Ousilhão
    LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 245Cr
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)
    P.M. Kartashov data
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
          • Carn Brea
            • Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine
    Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
        • Lizard Peninsula
          • Landewednack
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
          • Mawgan-in-Meneage
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
          • Mullion
    Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
    A.K. Hamilton Jenkin: Annotations to Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 84NW.
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
    No reference listed
          • St Keverne
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
            • Coverack
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
            • Porthoustock
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
        • Mount's Bay District
          • Breage
            • Carleen
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
        • St Austell District
          • St Austell Bay
            • Duporth
    Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386.
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
    Carne, J. (1822): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 2, 290-358; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
    Carne, J. (1822): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 2, 290-358; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 148; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
            • Pendeen
    Carne, J. (1822): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 2, 49-128; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 148; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
        • Wendron & Falmouth District
          • Veryan
    Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1871): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon. D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
      • Derbyshire
        • Brassington
    Ford, T., A. Sarjeant & M. Smith (1993) The minerals of the Peak district of Derbyshire UK Jour. Mines & Minerals 13:16-55
    • Scotland
      • Stirling District
        • Killin
    Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 643-649
    USA
     
    • California
      • El Dorado Co.
    Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado, Shasta and Trinity Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 22: 45; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 416.
        • Webber Creek
    Browne, J.R. (1869), Report of J. Ross Browne on the mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains (US Treasury Dept.), 674 pp., H.H. Bancroft and Co., San Francisco [reprint of 2]; Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado, Shasta and Trinity Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 22: 45.
      • Inyo Co.
        • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
          • Talc City Hills
            • Talc City District
              • Eagle Point
    Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 114-117, 119-121; Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.: 13-22, 29-30; Hall, Wayne Everett & E.M. Mackevett (1958), Economic geology of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: Calif Division of Mines Special Report 51, 77 pp.: 67-72; Hall, Wayne Everett & Edward M. Mackevett (1963), Geology and ore deposits of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 368: 80; Wright, L.A. (1966) Talc and soapstone. California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 191: 414-420.
          • Willow Creek Camp
    Wright, L.A. (1948) White Eagle talc deposit, an example of steatization of granite. (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 58: 1385; Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 114; Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.: 32-35; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 418.
    Wright, L.A. (1948) White Eagle talc deposit, an example of steatization of granite. (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 58: 1385; Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 114; Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.: 32-35; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 418.
    Wright, L.A. (1948) White Eagle talc deposit, an example of steatization of granite. (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 58: 1385; Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 114; Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.: 32-35; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 418.
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • Mint Canyon [town]
          • Mint Canyon
            • Head of Mint Canyon
    Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 54; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 396.
      • San Diego Co.
        • Ramona District
          • Ramona
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: pages 140-142.
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield Co.
        • Barkhamsted
    John Burnham
    • Maine
      • Knox Co.
        • Warren
    Morrill & Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines & Minerals, Vol. 2
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Essex Co.
        • Andover
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral Loc.
        • Lynnfield
      • Hampshire Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Middlesex Co.
        • Groton
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Worcester Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
        • Millbury
    Bullen, Ripley P. (1940). The Dolly Bond Steatite Quarry (Bull. of the Mass. Arch. Soc. 2:14).
    Bullen, Ripley P. (1940). The Dolly Bond Steatite Quarry (Bull. of the Mass. Arch. Soc. 2:14).
        • Shrewsbury
    Emerson, 1917. Geology of Mass. & Rhode Island, p.85
    • Michigan
      • Marquette Co.
    Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough Co.
        • Francestown
    http://99.1911encyclopedia.org/T/TA/TALC.htm.
    • New Mexico
      • Grant Co.
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
      • San Miguel Co.
        • Rociada District
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • New York
      • Orange Co.
        • Town of Warwick
    The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 96.
      • Putnam Co.
        • Town of Southeast
          • Brewster
    Januzzi (1976) Mineral Localities of Connecticut & Southeastern New York State
    • North Carolina
    Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
    Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
    Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina: USGS Bulletion No.74
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery Co.
        • Lower Merion Township
          • Lafayette
    Dana 6: 1069.
      • Philadelphia Co.
        • Lafayette
    Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 221-222
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cranston
          • Oaklawn
    Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
        • Johnston
    AmMin 11:334-340
        • Providence
          • Manton
    AmMin 11:334-340
    • Vermont
      • Orange Co.
    Morrill & Chaffee, 1957. VT Mines & Mineral Localities
      • Washington Co.
    Dana 4:479 (1854)
      • Windham Co.
        • Townshend
    Rocks & Min 71:333
    Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
      • Windsor Co.
        • Weathersfield
    Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US, p.181
    • Virginia
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
      • Fairfax Co.
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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