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Mineral Cleaning and Preparation

Discussion of best and safest ways to clean and prepare minerals. 
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Welcome to Mineral Cleaning and Specimen Preparation

by Rock Currier
1 07/30/2008 06:45AM
Last Post by Rock Currier

Chalky residue using Oxalic Acid

by Nancy Gerlach
13 12/10/2016 01:48AM
Last Post by D. Peck

Cleaning petrified wood

by Joshua Chambers
15 12/08/2016 10:10AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Minimum locality info needed on 'lifesaver' label

by Joshua Chambers
33 12/07/2016 10:14PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Removing calcite from dioptase

by Howard Heitner
35 12/02/2016 12:33PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Cleaning Chalcopyrite Crystals

by Paul Stephen Cyr
8 12/01/2016 06:59PM
Last Post by Paul Stephen Cyr

sapphire matrix Attachments

by Dr.Kyaw Khaing Win
5 11/30/2016 03:02AM
Last Post by D. Peck

Misting as a Cleaning Technique

by D. Peck
10 11/30/2016 02:28AM
Last Post by Steven Kuitems

Reattaching native mercury

by Lee Johnson
9 11/30/2016 01:23AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Wet look Minerals

by Kath Fisher
7 11/17/2016 10:14PM
Last Post by Kath Fisher

peacock ore trouble

by SJ
41 11/17/2016 05:28PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Well documented mineral

by Jeff Weissman
8 11/16/2016 06:02PM
Last Post by Jyrki Autio

Cleaning dust from Lazulite

by Bootboot
6 11/01/2016 02:14PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Cleaning what might be limestone Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
3 10/30/2016 07:37PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Iron stained Quartz...

by Tom Rayeski
17 10/29/2016 02:41PM
Last Post by Peter Nancarrow

How to improve sheen of golden moonstone and how to reduce to be seen cleavages? Attachments

by Dr.Kyaw Khaing Win
3 10/27/2016 03:54PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Cleaning Fluorite

by Danilo
78 10/25/2016 12:47AM
Last Post by Laurence M. Nuelle

How to remove iron stained garnet crystals? Attachments

by Dr.Kyaw Khaing Win
2 10/24/2016 09:26PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

cleaning garnet and epidote

by Matt Courville
5 10/24/2016 11:17AM
Last Post by Matt Courville

Cleaning azurite from Bisbee, Arizona Attachments

by Stephen C. Blyskal
3 10/19/2016 08:22PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Hard crust/deposits on Amethyst Attachments

by Sara M
6 10/09/2016 03:46PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Sphalerite and muriatic acid

by Bob Harman
6 10/01/2016 03:50PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Hydrofluroic acid

by FCA
11 10/01/2016 03:22PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Cleaning Apatche Tears

by Theodore Hansen Theo
1 10/01/2016 02:16AM
Last Post by Theodore Hansen Theo

Cleaning Phosgenite

by Rudy Bolona
10 09/21/2016 07:45PM
Last Post by Rudy Bolona

Green opals and water Attachments

by Michal
7 09/21/2016 12:33PM
Last Post by Larry Maltby

Mineral trimming tips?

by Michael Roarke
26 09/21/2016 12:57AM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Need help to clean Mont Saint Hilaire natrolite Attachments

by Peter K. Szarka
5 09/16/2016 03:52PM
Last Post by Peter K. Szarka

How do I clean the Quartz without harming the other mineral(unknown) Attachments

by Jason Bradley
4 09/15/2016 05:37PM
Last Post by Andrew Debnam

Should I clean these? If so, how? Attachments

by Joshua Chambers
15 09/15/2016 02:11PM
Last Post by Joshua Chambers

Iron Oxide Stains on White Opal? Attachments

by Sarah4793
1 09/14/2016 02:31AM
Last Post by Sarah4793

How to dissolve Baryte

by Michel Krem
13 09/12/2016 05:23PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Cleaning native copper

by Reiner Mielke
1 09/10/2016 11:53AM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Waller solution - what is the correct recipe?

by The Evje og Hornnes geomuseum, Fennefoss
6 09/01/2016 12:59PM
Last Post by Ronnie Van Dommelen

Rough Chalcopyrite

by Alex
1 08/31/2016 01:53PM
Last Post by Alex

Cutting On a Budget... a SMALL Budget... Attachments

by Jonelle DeFelice
16 08/30/2016 07:41PM
Last Post by Dana Morong

Non-oxidative removal of organic crud

by Henry Barwood
30 08/27/2016 04:36PM
Last Post by Andrew Debnam

Iron Out Causing Green Stain

by gary moldovany
19 08/25/2016 06:29PM
Last Post by Adam Berluti

How do you clean Nevada fluorite Attachments

by Jason Bradley
3 08/19/2016 08:07PM
Last Post by Rory Howell

Garnet extraction help

by Evan Keating
11 08/11/2016 08:35PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Cleaning Fluorite

by MG
39 08/04/2016 02:41AM
Last Post by Joyce

mineral tack

by Matt Courville
11 07/29/2016 03:26PM
Last Post by Matt Courville

Cleaning and cutting Covellite Attachments

by Owen Jacka
8 07/17/2016 12:56PM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Cleaning Garnets from India Attachments

by Robert Darabos
5 07/15/2016 08:54PM
Last Post by Wayne Corwin

Continuous Operating Time for a Water Gun?

by Steve Hardinger
12 07/11/2016 03:18PM
Last Post by Mark Heintzelman

Cleaning Hour Glass Selenite crystals found in Oklahoma?

by Scott DeLano
8 07/03/2016 03:35PM
Last Post by Jonathan Woolley

Experience Using Cyanide to Clean Chalcopyrite?

by Steve Hardinger
5 06/19/2016 03:06AM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Has anyone used a tile saw for trimming rocks?

by MIchael Sharpe
23 06/18/2016 10:25AM
Last Post by Rick Turner

Any Use for Bicarbonate Soda?

by Jonelle DeFelice
8 06/14/2016 12:47AM
Last Post by Don Saathoff

How to clean pseudomorph Attachments

by Jason Bradley
4 06/13/2016 01:49AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Cleaning native copper   (Pages: 1 2)

by Kyle Eastman
106 06/11/2016 03:52AM
Last Post by Jim Gawura

List of handy chemicals to get.

by Joshua Chambers
27 06/07/2016 04:02PM
Last Post by Dana Morong

Cleaning Malachite & other copper hydroxides Attachments

by Joshua Chambers
11 06/05/2016 08:09AM
Last Post by Joshua Chambers

Iron Out Chemistry and Performance Attachments

by Norman King
15 05/26/2016 06:46AM
Last Post by JW Johnson

Cassiterite - El Mécki, Aïr Region, Agadez Department, Niger

by Sylvain Leroux
3 05/25/2016 01:37PM
Last Post by Holger Klapproth

Cleaning Topaz and Albite Attachments

by Tony H. Gill
11 05/25/2016 07:05AM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

Prepping Graves Mtn. Lazulite Attachments

by Patrick D'Elia
5 05/24/2016 01:06AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Smelly halite

by Timothy Jackson
11 05/10/2016 09:13PM
Last Post by Rob Woodside

Diamond Saw cutting fluid

by Tim Colman
29 05/09/2016 05:47AM
Last Post by Reinhardt van Vuuren

Cleaning oxidised Pyrite cubes Attachments

by Owen Jacka
7 05/05/2016 11:04AM
Last Post by Dale Foster

How to clean material around this type of emerald Attachments

by Jeff Black
3 05/03/2016 04:46PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Budget mounting. Attachments

by Bootboot
4 05/01/2016 08:05AM
Last Post by Luca Baralis

Cleaning a galena Attachments

by Bill Cordua
5 04/26/2016 05:52PM
Last Post by Bill Cordua

Cleaning prehnite from Mali

by Stephen C. Blyskal
24 04/23/2016 08:58PM
Last Post by bahlach abdul qayyum

HCL which works better to clean Topaz with heavy iron stains super iron out?

by Jonathan Ertman
1 04/22/2016 09:36AM
Last Post by Jonathan Ertman

Help Cleaning Brazilian Emeralds

by Terry
37 04/20/2016 02:02PM
Last Post by Meyeusername

PLEASE HELP!! My telluride is black!!

by KEITH A WILLIAMSON
7 04/20/2016 12:05PM
Last Post by Pavel Kartashov

How to clean botroyoidal hematite: complicated Attachments

by Timothy Cardella
5 04/19/2016 04:35AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

RE: Permanently labelling specimens

by Kyle Beucke
17 04/18/2016 03:14PM
Last Post by Bochao Liu

Repairs, Reconstructions, and Reattachments

by Bob Harman
7 04/15/2016 10:12AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Best vinegar for mineral cleaning?

by Joshua Chambers
6 04/11/2016 04:11PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Iron Out vs Super Iron Out

by Tony H. Gill
4 04/10/2016 08:39PM
Last Post by Michel Krem

De-glossing acid-dipped calcite?

by Ed Clopton
2 04/07/2016 09:45PM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

How to Remove Glue from Rutiles Attachments

by Patrick D'Elia
4 04/06/2016 07:00PM
Last Post by Alan Pribula

How to wash this calcite specimen Attachments

by Adil
6 04/03/2016 08:15AM
Last Post by Adil Irfan

How to wash finger prehnite specimen Attachments

by Adil
6 04/01/2016 12:17PM
Last Post by Dennis McCoy

How to clean Hanksite?

by Ranger Dave
15 03/31/2016 05:31AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Cleaning Copper

by Dana Morong
3 03/31/2016 12:35AM
Last Post by Dana Morong

Maintaining your collection on a shoestring budget

by Bob Harman
8 03/28/2016 02:07AM
Last Post by Paul Stephen Cyr

How do get rid off the white stuff on this kwarts with Amethist ? Attachments

by Michel Krem
7 03/24/2016 10:35PM
Last Post by Amir C. Akhavan

How do get rid off this layer of (sand)stone on this Fluorite ? Attachments

by Michel Krem
5 03/24/2016 06:16PM
Last Post by Andrew Debnam



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