Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of calcium carbonate. It is found all over the world and can be used in architecture of buildings, creation of art, glass-making, ground up for road-building, toothpaste and added to other materials as well. Limestone (Oolitic from central Indiana is very good), this stone does not polish well but is one of the best stones for showing details carved into it. Most Serpentines  are opaque to translucent and soft (hardness 2.5–4), infusible and susceptible to acids. The harder carving stones such as serpentine and basalt are much preferred by collectors and are more valuable than the softer soapstone found in Quebec.  
Alabaster,  Usually describes the mineral Gypsum, especially the varieties that are compact, take a good polish, and often have some degree of translucency. we recommend this as a starting stone after plaing with the true soap stone, because it is easy to carve and it is extremely beautiful. It can bruise, but it's worth the trouble. This stone is stunning in its beauty with colors like green, red, white, gold, cream and just about everything in between. It often has internal grains that add to the beauty but increases the breakage factor. Marble: Colorado or Italian Carrara are two of the easiest to work with. I believe that every stone sculptor wants to try this stone at least once, to experience the stone of the masters. It’s well worth the work involved to shape it but it does help to have a good set of tools, since it is a harder stone. Granite, this stone needs specialized power tools and a lot of sweat, (recommended only for advanced carvers). Have fun!
Various Stones
Soap Stone Nova Scotia  | info@SoapStoneNovaScotia.ca | Annapolis Valley | 902 242 2798 | 902 760 2298
Soap Stone Nova Scotia
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of calcium carbonate. It is found all over the world and can be used in architecture of buildings, creation of art, glass-making, ground up for road-building, toothpaste and added to other materials as well. Limestone (Oolitic from central Indiana is very good), this stone does not polish well but is one of the best stones for showing details carved into it. Most Serpentines  are opaque to translucent and soft (hardness 2.5–4), infusible and susceptible to acids. The harder carving stones such as serpentine and basalt are much preferred by collectors and are more valuable than the softer soapstone found in Quebec.   Alabaster,  Usually describes the mineral Gypsum, especially the varieties that are compact, take a good polish, and often have some degree of translucency. we recommend this as a starting stone after plaing with the true soap stone, because it is easy to carve and it is
extremely beautiful. It can bruise, but it's worth the trouble. This stone is stunning in its beauty with colors like green, red, white, gold, cream and just about everything in between. It often has internal grains that add to the beauty but increases the breakage factor. Marble: Colorado or Italian Carrara are two of the easiest to work with. I believe that every stone sculptor wants to try this stone at least once, to experience the stone of the masters. It’s well worth the work involved to shape it but it does help to have a good set of tools, since it is a harder stone. Granite, this stone needs specialized power tools and a lot of sweat, (recommended only for advanced carvers). Have fun!
Soap Stone Nova Scotia  info@SoapStoneNovaScotia.ca  Annapolis Valley 902 242 2798 | 902 760 2298
Soap Stone Nova Scotia
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of calcium carbonate. It is found all over the world and can be used in architecture of buildings, creation of art, glass-making, ground up for road-building, toothpaste and added to other materials as well. Limestone (Oolitic from central Indiana is very good), this stone does not polish well but is one of the best stones for showing details carved into it. Most Serpentines  are opaque to translucent and soft (hardness 2.5–4), infusible and susceptible to acids. The harder carving stones such as serpentine and basalt are much preferred by collectors and are more valuable than the softer soapstone found in Quebec.  
Alabaster,  Usually describes the mineral Gypsum, especially the varieties that are compact, take a good polish, and often have some degree of translucency. we recommend this as a starting stone after plaing with the true soap stone, because it is easy to carve and it is extremely beautiful. It can bruise, but it's worth the trouble. This stone is stunning in its beauty with colors like green, red, white, gold, cream and just about everything in between. It often has internal grains that add to the beauty but increases the breakage factor. Marble: Colorado or Italian Carrara are two of the easiest to work with. I believe that every stone sculptor wants to try this stone at least once, to experience the stone of the masters. It’s well worth the work involved to shape it but it does help to have a good set of tools, since it is a harder stone. Granite, this stone needs specialized power tools and a lot of sweat, (recommended only for advanced carvers). Have fun!
Various Stones
Soap Stone Nova Scotia  | info@SoapStoneNovaScotia.ca | Annapolis Valley | 902 242 2798 | 902 760 2298
Soap Stone Nova Scotia