talc - mottled soapstone - teaching student specimens of a variably colored steatite talc - UNIT OF 5 SPECIMENS
This talc is variable in color from cream to shades of gray, tan and brown. It shows students the variability of talc and is typical of soapstone. It was collected at the mine that produced the greatest amount of steatite talc, a strategic mineral, for the war effort in WW II.
When powdered by being scratched by a coin, the powdered talc is white.
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