Soapstone / Talc Vein - Gew Graze S17

A Vein of Talc / Soapstone ( Steatite ) at the bottom of the Quarry - Gew Graze / Soapy Cove .
A quarry operated from about 1750 to 1819 - extracting Soapstone from a vein of Massive Talc .
Up to 500 lbs of Soapstone was removed every week , separated into 3 colours , white being the most valuable.
Serpentine spoil tips are in the valley.
The quarry closed when China Clay began being used in the manufacture of porcelain.
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Location - Soapy Cove is passed by the coast path between Mullion and Kynance Coves - Gallery / Section 17
Ref:
1098a
Date:
2015-03-31 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6758.1440
Photographer:

Soapstone / Talc Vein - Gew Graze S17

A Vein of Talc / Soapstone ( Steatite ) at the bottom of the Quarry - Gew Graze / Soapy Cove .
A quarry operated from about 1750 to 1819 - extracting Soapstone from a vein of Massive Talc .
Up to 500 lbs of Soapstone was removed every week , separated into 3 colours , white being the most valuable.
Serpentine spoil tips are in the valley.
The quarry closed when China Clay began being used in the manufacture of porcelain.
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Location - Soapy Cove is passed by the coast path between Mullion and Kynance Coves - Gallery / Section 17
Ref:
1098a
Date:
2015-03-31 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 6758.1440
Photographer: