Some of these sources are commercial, but there is a great number of abandoned quarries and talc mines that may allow you to find your own stone. Carry a file or knife to test the potential hardness of the rock.

Les Pierres Stéatites Inc.
770, rang 7 nord
Quebec, Canada, G0N 1T0
(418) 427-4519 Fax: (418)427-3697
This is the major quarry for Quebec Green soapstone and they are committed to provide quality soapstone for carving..
There is no minimum order for shipping.

Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Curve Lake Indian Reserve
Ontario, Canada, K0L 1R0
Tel: 705-657-3661
Fax: 705-657-3412

H.A. Ness & Co. Inc.
P.O.Box 11, Stn 'U'
Toronto, ON M8Z 5M4
Outside Toronto 1-800-668-6377
Distributes Quebec soapstone. They do mail order and small quantities.

Sierra Hills Stone
California, African and Brazilian
Soapstone. Sierra Hills Stone invites artists, educators and hobbyists to discover sculpting in California soapstone (steatite).
Check website for locations.

Chris Jenkins
Phone: 250-489-5141
Mail order soapstone (technically a steatite), fantastic colors, the stone is blue/black/green with cream colored veins, absolutely unique, Visit my webpage for details.
Any sized pieces you like up to 55 pounds, $1.75 per pound.

M. Teixeira International Inc.
Soapstone Supplier, Brazilian
465-B River Dr.,
Garfield, NJ 07026/
Phone: 973-478-1001
Fax: 973-478-8044

The Southern Oregon Soapstone Company
2891 Elk Ln
Grants Pass, OR 97527
The new owners are continuing the business that John Pugh had started.

Eric's Rocks and Such, Eric Morris
PO box 133
Leavenworth Indiana 47137
Sells many types of soapstone N.C. red and green , Georgia Blue ,red, green. pink soapstone, black soapstone with white swirl running though it . white soapstone with black swirl running though it. VA. black and green.

American Hobby Shop Inc
3713 Main Street
PO Box 64
Walworth, New York
Phone:(315) 986-1171 Email:

Vermont Soapstone Company
PO Box 268
Stoughton Pond Road.
Perkinsville, Vermont,
(802) 263-5404 Fax 802-263-9451

Mitch Wilson, RR#1, Enterprise, Ontario has a large amount of soapstone for sale. Colour ranges from green to brown to black. Some pieces have a unique schiller as part of the stone. All pieces are mined locally from Mitch's property. If you would like to purchase any stone, please call Mitch at 1-613-358-1201

The New World Stone Co.
(804) 831-1051
Attn: Kierk or Bill

Rock & Roll, Larry Rackley
4089 Capitol View,
Carson City, Nevada, 89701
(775) 882-4899
Talc - Alabaster - Marble

Stone Sculptors Supply
2534-E East Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: (760) 489-1424
Fax: (760) 489-1624

Sculptor's Supplies Co.
242 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012 212-334-3272

Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Art Gallery
11993 East U.S. 223
Blissfield, MI 49228
fax: 517-486-2249 Ken Thompson,

Tim Hutchings
He has several different colors available, such as, greens, whites, grays, blues, and mixtures. These are in rock form varying from 1-20 and 30lbs
760-764-2216 daytime [ let it ring ]
760-764-2585 home

Talc lake British Columbia, is the site of a "war era" talc mine, there are building foundations and soapstone piles left behind to mark the mines' existence. I do not know the exact location of Talc lake, but from what I have read, it seems to be within hiking distance of the Alberta border.
In southern California, on the Nevada-California border, Death Valley National Park is The Rainbow Talc mine

Jade Drive Rock Shop,
E. 120 Jade Drive,
Shelton, Wa 98584  

- Gian-Carlo -
11387 - 124th Street,
Surrey, B.C. V3V 4V3
(604) 580-3264
Brazilian soapstone, high quality soapstone, available in odd shape pieces (greens & browns)

Carlton Quarry (Carleton Talc Mine), Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA : A soapstone quarry, later a grit talc mine. Located 2½ miles West of Chester. This mine no longer exists. The dumps were landscaped and a house built on the site. The mine hole itself is a pond in the back yard.

James Phillip
2411 Concession Road 12
Ramara, Ontario, Canada L3V oL9
Tel: (705) 770-3210
Importer and distributor of Chinese Soapstone.

Renaissance Stone
Sculpture Studio and Gallery
751 Moorpark St.
Oakland, Ca. 94603
(510) 638-2404

Francestown Soapstone quarry, Francestown, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. First New England soapstone deposit discovered by Daniel Fuller ca.1785. Quarry closed in 1891

Gouverneur Talc Company
Gouverneur, New York

Page Soapstone quarry, Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire

American Soapstone Finish Co. Quarry, Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont

Henderson Connelly Talc mine, (Canada Talc mine)
Madoc, Ontario, Canada

Large quantities of soapstone can be collected near Dillon Montana.

Canyon Talc Mines
in Crystal Springs California.

Tumbledown Mountain Talc Mine
Possibly New Mexico

Stockbridge, Vermont; the Greeley Talc Mine, After producing talc for several years at the beginning of the century, it was abandoned and nearly forgotten. It runs only about 60 meters into the hillside,

Sculpture Supply Canada
345 Munster Avenue,
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8Z 3C6
Phone: (416) 234-1075
Fax:(416) 234-1516

Stoneman Distributors
Unit #1 - 79 Bessemer Rd.
London Ontario
N6E 1P9
Phone: 519-668-3996
Fax: 519-668-2562
Brazilian + Canadian Soapstone.
Serpentine, Alabaster, Black Soapstone

Woodstock Soapstone Company, Inc.
66 Airpark Road,
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Please Call Toll-Free
FAX 603-298-5958

The Compleat Sculptor, Inc.
90 Vandam St.
New York, NY 10013
toll-free # 800-9-SCULPT
They carry a wide variety of Soapstone

Bedrock Supply
9617 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6E 0G2
Phone: (780) 434-2040, Fax: (780) 436-3294

High Cascade,
Ben Barke,
12285 Allen Road,
Leavenworth, Wa. 98826.
Robin Barke Email:

Western Sculpting Supply
2855 West 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
303-623-4407. fax: 303-623-8439
Mari, Owner Stone supplier, tools Alabaster, soapstone

NEOLITHIC! The Sculpture Stone Company
Mail Address: Box 53501,
984 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V5Z 1K0
Warehouse Location (by appointment): 1000 Parker St. Vancouver B.C.
(604) 736-5201

Contemporary Stone Sculpture
90 Smyrna Landing Rd.
Smyrna, DE 19977
Richard H. Bailey, President Marble bases Marble, onyx, soapstone;
1,000 lbs. minimum order.

Blue Rock Soapstone quarry
Yancey, County, North Carolina

Dendritic soapstone is rare (especially large pieces) and it is found in southwestern Montana, near a town named Cameron. Within a quarter-mile area, along with the white, dendritic soapstone, there are patches of mauve (pink), blue, and gold dendritic soapstone.

Koop's Rock Shop,
Harrison Ave, Butte,MT, 406-494-3472
This talc is shades of dark green.

Dick Blick Art Materials
P.O. Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61402-1267

Death Valley: Butte Valley Via Warm Springs ; Heading west off of the West Side Road, this road follows Warm Springs Canyon past several talc mines.

McAfee Soapstone Quarry, Canton, Cherokee Co., Georgia, USA
A soapstone quarry located 8.0 km West of Canton.

Osborne Soapstone quarry, Blandford, Hampden Co., Massachusetts

Orford soapstone quarries, Orford, Grafton Co., New Hampshire

Robbins, NC is near the site of what was one of the world's largest talc mine

Big Butte, Montana , Talc mines operate within a half-day's drive

Ubehebe Crater desert mountain ranges of California , a talc mine, Tea Kettle Junction , The roads to be traversed are passable to good high clearance vehicles

Long Pond Newfoundland In 1898, a pyrophyllite deposit was first identified on a ridge near Johnnie's Pond. Quarrying began in 1903 and a tramway was built in 1903 to connect the mine to the railway line. Operations were suspended in 1905. In 1937 the quarry came back into production only to close in 1947. The mine re-opened in 1947 by Newfoundland Minerals Limited.

Virginia has a soapstone belt in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 20 miles south of Charlottesville and 70 miles west of Richmond.