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Steatite

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Formula:
Mg3(Si4O10)(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:
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Steatite

Name in Other Languages:
Finnish:vuolukivi
French:Stéatite
Italian:Steatite
Latvian:Steatīts
Norwegian (Bokmål):Kleberstein
Portuguese:Esteatite
Spanish:Steatita
Swedish:Täljsten

Other Information

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

Internet Links for Steatite

Localities for Steatite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Yorke Peninsula
      • Port Clinton
Record of mines (1980), Summary card No: 73, Maitland SI 5409
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
    • Macedo de Cavaleiros
      • Vale da Porca
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 293Talco
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 294Talco
    • 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.
      • Weber 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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