ETYMOLOGY: Probably it comes from the arabic طلق .
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.
CLASS MINERAL: Silicates.
HARDNESS: 1 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Spain, USA.
MINERALOGY: Talc is a mineral of secondary origin formed by altering the magnesium silicates such as olivine, pyroxene and amphibole and may be pseudomorph of these minerals, is characteristic of the metamorphic rocks of low grade, where in solid form, soapstone is almost entirely rocky mass, mass testaceous type, leafy or scaly, oily to the touch, even in compact or fibrous or globular masses granudas or starry groups. Its color varies from green to white. Talc has a pearly luster was daring to touch and very soft (Talc is the lowest (1 point), hardness on the Mohs scale). Talc is a friable powder.
MYTHOLOGY: It is a mineral of the group of clays. It has fat and very soft, very dense mass when form is known as soapstone, it has been called soapstone, and who used to make patterns on fabrics. It is the softest mineral on the Mohs scale, in ancient times it was used in jewelry. Los.Los talc colors ranging from green apple, gray, white, silver or white.
PROPERTIES: It is said that talc ups the encourage in yourself, is the stone traders because it brings luck in their negocios, it is a stone attracts success, love and perseverance. The green minerals have a harmonizing and neutralizing effect. Green releases feelings. White mineral enhance clarity and purity, further knowledge of oneself.
CHAKRAS: Sacral, spleen, heart, throat, crown.
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces, Libra, Cancer.
USES: It is used in metallurgy and foundry coating, also used in making rubber, paints, pesticides and paper. The most common use is as talcum powder, pharmaceutical, medical and cosmetic. It is also used to cut ornamental objects, collection, meditation.