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About SteatiteHide

Formula:
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
A variety of Talc

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

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Steatite.


Chemical Properties of SteatiteHide

Formula:
Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2

Synonyms of SteatiteHide

Other Language Names for SteatiteHide

Finnish:Vuolukivi
French:Stéatite
Italian:Steatite
Latvian:Steatīts
Norwegian:Kleberstein
Portuguese:Esteatite
Spanish:Steatita
Swedish:Täljsten

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Steatite associated with ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
4 photos of Steatite associated with EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
2 photos of Steatite associated with TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
1 photo of Steatite associated with Soapstone
1 photo of Steatite associated with WadMn, O, H
1 photo of Steatite associated with PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
1 photo of Steatite associated with DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
1 photo of Steatite associated with CopperCu

Other InformationHide

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 SteatiteHide

Localities for SteatiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Gloucester Co.
      • Copeland
NSW MR00207
  • South Australia
    • Yorke Peninsula
      • Port Clinton
Record of mines (1980), Summary card No: 73, Maitland SI 5409
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Klagenfurt-Land District
      • Feistritz im Rosental
    • Spittal an der Drau District
      • Trebesing
        • Radlgraben
Pichler, A. (2009) Bergbau in Westkärnten, Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten. Verlag des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins für Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Sonderheft 63, 416 pages [in German].
  • Lower Austria
    • Neunkirchen District
      • Gloggnitz
        • Eichberg
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Salzburg
    • Zell am See District
      • Fusch an der Grossglocknerstrasse
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Bailiwick of Guernsey
 
  • Sark
    • Greater Sark
Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 530-539
Bhutan
 
Neil Fraser, Anima Bhattacharya, Bimalendu Bhattachary (2001) Geography of a Himalayan kingdom: Bhutan
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
www.cprm.gov.br/ingles/bens/ifer0101.html.
    • Mariana
Martins da Pedra collection
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • East Broughton
Voyage au coeur des Appalaches, Serge Gaudard
        • Thetford Mines
          • Robertsonville
SIGEOM
China
 
  • Heilongjiang
    • Jixi
      • Jidong County
Shuneng Liang, Guanghui Li, Jinggui Sun, Dong Chen, Wei Pang, and Yan Chang (2009): Global Geology 28(1), 28-36
Czech Republic
 
  • South Moravian Region
    • Blansko District
      • Letovice
        • Olešnice
Pelíšek J.: Některé nové minerály v krystalických vápencích moravika. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1979, 24, 4, 435-346.
Europe
 
  • Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge; Krušné hory)
Lapis 17(2), 31-35 (1992)
Finland
 
  • North Karelia
    • 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
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Colmar-Ribeauvillé
        • Ste Marie-aux-Mines
          • Altenberg
Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Franconia
      • Hof District
        • Schwarzenbach an der Saale
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
      • Kulmbach District
        • Wirsberg
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
      • Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
        • Marktredwitz
          • Iron mines
Stefan Koch Collection
        • Wunsiedel
          • Göpfersgrün
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
  • Hesse
    • Kassel Region
      • Werra-Meißner
        • Witzenhausen
          • Hundelshausen
Dreizler, I. (1962): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 8, 323-338.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Breitenbrunn
        • Breitenbrunn
Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.
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
      • Lanzada
Bedognè, F. (2006). Xonotlite della Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (SO). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (4), 254-255.
  • Piedmont
    • Metropolitan City of Turin
      • Traversella
Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo, (10), 1-54.
  • Sardinia
De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol)
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Moena
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.
      • San Giovanni di Fassa
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Livorno
Ciampalini, A., Sammartino, F. (2010) I minerali della scogliera di Antignano. Codice Armonico 2010. Terzo congresso di scienze naturali. Ambiente toscano, 47-56.
    • 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
Lithuania
 
  • Alytus County
    • Varena Municipality
Prušinskienė, S., Šiliauskas, L., & Skridlaitė, G. (2017). Varieties and chemical composition of magnetite in the Varėna iron ore deposit. chemija, 28(1), 39-57.
Madagascar
 
  • Anosy
    • Betroka
      • Jangany
Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive. 34, p. 311.
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Betafo
      • Ambatonikolahy
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
New Zealand
 
  • Nelson Region
Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Norway
 
  • Vestfold og Telemark
    • Bamble
Knut Edvard Larsen collection
Arliguie Michel photo & specimen
Poland
 
  • Opole Voivodeship
    • Strzelce County
      • Gmina Leśnica
        • Góra Świętej Anny
Traube, H. (1888) Die Minerale Schlesiens. J.U. Kern's Verlag, Breslau, 286 pages [in German].
Portugal
 
  • Bragança
    • Bragança
      • Castrelos e Carrazedo
Rui Nunes collection
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 249Cr
      • 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, Fresulfe e Mofreita
Rui Nunes collection
      • Vila Boa de Ousilhão
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 245Cr
Russia
 
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Yekaterinburg
      • Shabry village
P.M. Kartashov data
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • 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.
      • Carn Brea
        • Pool
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.
      • 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 Austell Bay
        • Duporth
Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • Derbyshire Dales District
        • Brassington
Ford, T., A. Sarjeant & M. Smith (1993) The minerals of the Peak district of Derbyshire UK Jour. Mines & Minerals 13:16-55
  • Scotland
    • Moray
https://rruff.info/doclib/MinMag/Volume_24/24-153-307.pdf https://apps.snh.gov.uk/sitelink-api/v1/sites/807/documents/3 https://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/matthew-forster-heddle/the-mineralogy-of-scotland-volume-1-hci/page-10-the-mineralogy-of-scotland-volume-1- http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM20/AM20_314.pdf
    • Stirling
      • 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 Mining 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 County
      • Ramona Mining 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
  • District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)
    • NW Washington
Bernstein, Lawrence (1980) Minerals of the Washington D. C. area: Maryland Geological Survey Educational Series 5, 148 pages.
  • 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
  • Nevada
    • Esmeralda Co.
      • Sylvania Mining District
U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • 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.
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
        • Gladwyne
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.
USGS Circular 95
      • 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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