Not a “Real Soapstone,” But Still Beautiful
Marine Black is mined in Northern India. While it is widely sold as soapstone, Marine Black is actually a Phyllite, which is a slate that is further metamorphosed. Marine Black lacks Talc, one of soapstone’s “main ingredients” responsible for some of soapstone’s great qualities.
If you are looking for soapstone looks but don’t have a soapstone budget, this stone may fit the bill!
Want to learn more about “soapstone fakes”? Please read our “Buyer Beware” blog which discusses fake soapstone.