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Is Serpentine safe to carve

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I have been offered some Indian black Serpentine to carve ( the seller sometimes calls it Indian soap ). My question is would this be Chrysotile which contains asbestos or Antigorite which I understand is safe to work. Can anybody advise
asked Jan 27 by bobpollock (180 points)

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http://www.minerals.net/mineral/serpentine.aspx

Serpentine contains asbestos and it is not safe to work with or handle.
answered Jan 30 by Weasel (44,930 points)
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Of course not, drop it
answered Feb 5 by JerBrown (400 points)
 


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