Soapstone Barroca

Country of Origin:    Brazil

Water absorption:    0.1% (per hour)

Compression strength:    32.7 Mpa (uniaxial)

Modules of rupture:    40.5 Mpa

Flexural strength:    10.88 Mpa

This Stone of the Month is supplied by Maqstone of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project. To submit your own Stone of the Month, send a high-resolution digital image, along with the relevant technical data, to