Stone of the Month: Soapstone Barroca from Maqstone of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.