How to determine what type of soapstone?
We've just started our countertop search in earnest. The first slab yard that our fabricator referred us to had soapstone, but the sales person would only say, "It's black soapstone." When pressed, she said it came from Brazil, but she wasn't able to offer any additional info.
Can anyone offer tips on how to figure out more info? Are there other questions I should be asking to elicit the right info? I have my GW notes on soapstone varieties and hardness to reference, but without names I was stymied. When I started mentioning Belvedere versus Anastacia, I got a blank look.
I will, of course, take home a sample to test, too, but there weren't any available last week. The other slab yard gave us a sample of Mirasol, which we could scratch with our fingernails...