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Question 1: Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a ________, a talc-schist.
GranuliteMetamorphic rockMetamorphismHornfels

Question 2: It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is rich in ________.
MagnesiumAluminiumCalciumIron

Question 3: Petrologically, soapstone is composed dominantly of talc, with varying amounts of chlorite and amphiboles (typically tremolite, anthophyllite, and magnesiocummingtonite), and trace to minor FeCr-________.
OxideIronHydrogenOxygen

Question 4: Locally quarried soapstone was used for gravemarkers in 19th century northeast Georgia around ________ and Cleveland, as simple field stone and "slot and tab" tombs.
Charlotte, North CarolinaPhiladelphiaDahlonega, GeorgiaAtlanta

Question 5: It is produced by dynamothermal ________ and metasomatism, which occurs in the areas where tectonic plates are subducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting.
AmphiboliteGranuliteMetamorphic rockMetamorphism







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