Soapstone is an old world stone making a very popular comeback. You’ll quickly fall in love with the natural beauty of soapstone, appreciating its timeless qualities and classic appeal.  It has highly heat resistant dense minerals that wear well.  Soapstone is largely composed of the mineral talc and is rich in magnesium. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occurs at the areas where tectonic plates are sub ducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting.  Mineral oil enhances the color of soapstone and over time it will form a natural patina.