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Soapstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soapstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soapstone (also known as steatite, or soaprock) is a talc- schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism 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.

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National pushes RMA reform

National pushes RMA reform | Earth and space science issue | Scoop.it
National is to push ahead with wide-ranging reform of the Resource Management Act, Nick Smith says.
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Blow-Out at Cobb Power Station - Nelson Photo News - No 88 March 9, 1968

Blow-Out at Cobb Power Station - Nelson Photo News - No 88 March 9, 1968 | Earth and space science issue | Scoop.it
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Mining threatens Cobb Valley | Forest and Bird

Mining threatens Cobb Valley | Forest and Bird | Earth and space science issue | Scoop.it
Forest & Bird’s Golden Bay branch and many locals in Nelson and Golden Bay are working hard to stop a proposed mine that threatens a unique ecosystem sur
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Govt's RMA changes in balance

Govt's RMA changes in balance | Earth and space science issue | Scoop.it
Maori Party and United Future say Resource Management Act revamp goes too far.
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Information on the Steatite Quarry and how to take action.

This page contains information about both the Gold Mining operations at Sam's Creek and the Soapstone (Steatite) operations across the Dam from the Cobb Road.  For now please follow these links for...
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11. North-west Nelson – Nelson places – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

11. North-west Nelson – Nelson places – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand | Earth and space science issue | Scoop.it
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