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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Soapstone quarry in Juuka.

Soapstone quarry in Juuka.

Picture from the quarry.

Picture from the quarry.

Valkoinen talo "white house" during winter.

Valkoinen talo "white house" during winter.

Soapstone was taken to the lake through rails that are seen in the photo. (Nunnanlahti, Juuka, North Karelia).

Soapstone was taken to the lake through rails that are seen in the photo. (Nunnanlahti, Juuka, North Karelia).

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.

A stoneworker at the soapstone quarry.

A stoneworker at the soapstone quarry.

Village of Nunnanlahti, Juuka, North Karelia back in the days.

Village of Nunnanlahti, Juuka, North Karelia back in the days.


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