A soft unctuous mineral, occurring in beds, in mica-slate, and clay-slate. It is found in several parts of Scotland, but the best comes from the neighbourhood of the Tyrol. It is employed as an ingredient in rouge for the toilette, along with carmine and benzoin. This cosmetic communicates a remarkable degree of softness to the skin, and is not injurious. The flesh polish is given to gypsum figures, by rubbing them with talc.