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by andrewhuber Online Now Dec 9, 2009 at 7:39 AM

I wanted to know the name/names of quarries in the Ouro Preto where soapstone os quarried.

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    by cassiovieggore Online Now Dec 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Soapstone/steatite are found in many places in Brazil. However near Ouro Preto city steatite is mined around Mata dos Palmitos/Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, Cachoeira do Campo,... and stone-pits are found in Bandeiras, Boa Vista, Maciel,
    Catas Altas and Ouro Branco.
    I am pasteing some links concerned in steatite mines around Ouro Preto:

    http://www.opps.com.br/portugues2.html

    cetem.gov.br/publicacao/CTs/...

    Most of steatite craftwork are sold in Feira da Pedra-Sabão de Ouro Preto.
    If you just took interest in steatite raw-material you shall research along many brazilian states as: Bahia, Goias, maybe Ceará and Rio Grande do Sul.

    terrabrasiles.com.br/brasile...

    I hope you will find soapstones to sell in Brazil.
    Cassiovieggore

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    by cassiovieggore Online Now Dec 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Soapstone/steatite are found in many places in Brazil. However near Ouro Preto city steatite is mined around Mata dos Palmitos/Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, Cachoeira do Campo,... and stone-pits are found in Bandeiras, Boa Vista, Maciel,
    Catas Altas and Ouro Branco.
    I am pasteing some links concerned in steatite mines around Ouro Preto:

    http://www.opps.com.br/portugues2.html

    cetem.gov.br/publicacao/CTs/...

    Most of steatite craftwork are sold in Feira da Pedra-Sabão de Ouro Preto.
    If you just took interest in steatite raw-material you shall research along many brazilian states as: Bahia, Goias, maybe Ceará and Rio Grande do Sul.

    terrabrasiles.com.br/brasile...

    I hope you will find soapstones to sell in Brazil.
    Cassiovieggore

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