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Alberene Soapstone From the Quarry in Schuyler, Virginia
M. Teixeira Soapstone is proud to offer American soapstone from the quarries of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For those that prefer American-made stone, Alberene Soapstone is the ideal choice.
The name “Alberene Soapstone” was the name of the company that extracted the stone from the quarries of Virginia. The company was founded in 1883. The Alberene Soapstone Company produced soapstone blocks from quarries named Church Hill, Old Dominion and Climax and is the only company producing American soapstone. For the sake of simplicity, many folks use the term “Alberene Soapstone” to represent any soapstone mined in one of the above-cited quarries.
According to locals, the Alberene Soapstone Company was once the largest employer in the US back in the late 19th century and also the second place to have electricity in the US (first was Manhattan).
All through the last century, this soapstone vein, which is one of the largest in the world, has been widely used for manufacturing laundry tubs, laboratory and school countertops, as well as sculptures. During this time, the company was also bought and sold several times and remained inactive for a number of years until it reopened in 2010.
M Teixeira Soapstone offers American soapstone from both the Church Hill and Old Dominion quarries.
We always have Alberene Soapstone in stock at all our warehouse and showroom locations.