Soapstone History

Mother Earth created something wonderful in the heart of the Karelian mountains (Juuka, Finland): soapstone. Later humans discoved this magical material that is heavier than other rocks. It could be carved into magic tools, axes and artefacts. Nowadays it is used for fireplaces since it has a great ability to retain heat and then release it gradually. Soapstone is also a great building material.
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Lake Pielinen, North Karelia.

Lake Pielinen, North Karelia.

Soapstone quarry in Juuka.

Soapstone quarry in Juuka.

Workmen at a soapstone quarry.

Workmen at a soapstone quarry.

Working with soapstone before 1957. Picture from GTK.

Working with soapstone before 1957. Picture from GTK.

Soapstone was shipped from Pielinen through Saimaa to St. Petersburg, Russia. Soapstone was used a lot in building.

Soapstone was shipped from Pielinen through Saimaa to St. Petersburg, Russia. Soapstone was used a lot in building.

A stoneworker at the soapstone quarry.

A stoneworker at the soapstone quarry.

Nice view from the "white house"  valkoinen talo to the village of Nunnanlahti.

Nice view from the "white house" valkoinen talo to the village of Nunnanlahti.

Picture from the quarry.

Picture from the quarry.

Soapstone was shipped from here beside a sauna on the lake Pielinen, North Karelia.

Soapstone was shipped from here beside a sauna on the lake Pielinen, North Karelia.

Valkoinen talo "white house" during winter.

Valkoinen talo "white house" during winter.

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