Another soapstone question (I did try searching)
I was at a local stone place and they had some soapstone that was beautiful. It was still very green when wet and not nearly as dark (nearly black) as many pictures I see. Is this normal? A sample I got was VERY soft as well, I'm guessing that this is because it has a high talc content?
This has me wondering, is the lighter color from a higher talc percentage? If so, I'm wondering if that would mean that the darker the color, the harder the stone.
I really like the company that has it and I would like to use them but they said all of their soapstone is just as soft, to me it seem much softer than other samples I've seen and seems like it can be scratched with truly anything.
I know soapstone is soft but I'm hoping this is softer than normal, I would be afraid to set anything on it.
I did search but didn't come across anything about the color in relation to the hardness of soapstone.
Here is a picture of it
Thanks in advance,