Virginia Soapstone

by admin, March 29th, 2010

Empire is your source for VA soapstone and currently has samples available for homeowners. Va soapstone is quarried in the foothills of the Blue ridge mountains at Schuyler, VA by the Alberene Soapstone Company. Soapstone’s growing popularity has led to a rebirth of the Alberene Soapstone Company, which has been operating since 1888. Although soapstone is often associated with New England, and is mined in Brazil, Canada, and Finland, central Virginia boasts the world’s largest workable supply of architectural grade soapstone.  Empire also has beautiful Brazilian soapstone for comparison, which typically come in larger slabs.