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Posted by Heath Barnes  
Heath Barnes May 25, 2012 11:13PM
I took these pics in natural bright light, i don't think the vein is mica ? also am i right in thinking this piece contains rose, clear and smoky quarz?

ps if the close ups are as bad for you as they are for me on site ile wipe the pics? as ive said before there is nothing wrong with the close ups else were!

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Jolyon & Katya Ralph May 25, 2012 11:27PM
It's milky quartz (if you want to give it a gem name), with some iron staining.
Heath Barnes May 26, 2012 02:01PM
Thanks Jolyon are the small ares of clear quartze a result of these parts not being stained?
Heath Barnes May 26, 2012 02:14PM
Think these pics were what i whanted to post sorry.
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Don Saathoff May 26, 2012 05:58PM
Still iron-stained quartz......and as far as the vein is concerned it was mentioned way back that silver is a soft metal and will react like lead to being hammered....
Heath Barnes May 26, 2012 08:41PM
Thanks Don but how can clear transparent parts of this piece be stained? also i would rather not know than have to hit this piece with a hammer!
Wayne Corwin May 26, 2012 09:41PM

You could try soaking it a bucket of water and Super Iron Out (SIO) for a day, that will remove most all the iron stain, but the deepest.
Heath Barnes May 26, 2012 10:31PM
Thanks Wayne where would i get S,I,O ?
Wayne Corwin May 27, 2012 04:46AM
SIO is at most hardware stores, or wal-mart or

Heath Barnes May 27, 2012 07:28PM
Wayne can it be bought in the uk ?
Rock Currier May 28, 2012 08:08AM
The use of this reagent is covered in the article about how to clean quartz;

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Heath Barnes May 28, 2012 08:11PM
Rock Currier Wrote:
> The use of this reagent is covered in the article
> about how to clean quartz; Thanks for that the link is excellent and i think will help me a lot, as i didn't have a clue how best to clean minerals properly before joining the forum.
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