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Mineral Cleaning and Preparation

Discussion of best and safest ways to clean and prepare minerals. 
Subject Posts Last Post

Welcome to Mineral Cleaning and Specimen Preparation

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

“Dried out” minerals. Is there a way to fix my mistake?

by Tina Williams
16 01/20/2019 08:11PM
Last Post by Wayne Corwin

Cleaning native copper   (Pages: 1 2)

by Kyle Eastman
112 01/20/2019 02:34PM
Last Post by Alex Omanski

Calcite has rough surface

by Yuchen Li
3 01/18/2019 07:54PM
Last Post by Eric He

Cleaning covellite crystals

by krista dennis
2 01/17/2019 01:53PM
Last Post by Kevin Conroy

How to remove thin Chlorite coating

by Eric He
5 01/15/2019 12:15PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

RE: Cleaning mortar and pestle to reduce gold contamination

by Kyle Beucke
3 01/14/2019 11:36PM
Last Post by Frank K. Mazdab

Cleaning or Polishing Pyrite Attachments

by Sabrina Nicholson
35 01/13/2019 07:05PM
Last Post by Tina Williams

stabilizing fluorite on Ojuela Mine gossan matrix Attachments

by Brenton Mah
4 12/29/2018 11:18PM
Last Post by Hiro Inukai

Continuous Operating Time for a Water Gun?

by Steve Hardinger
25 12/28/2018 07:13AM
Last Post by Jade Sugg

Diamond saw for trimming specimens.

by OT. Ljøstad
8 12/27/2018 10:04PM
Last Post by Jon Aurich

How do I expose Andersonite crystals from clay and wash them?

by Bryden Pearson
21 12/21/2018 10:46PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Cleaning Hour Glass Selenite crystals found in Oklahoma?

by Scott DeLano
14 12/18/2018 05:26AM
Last Post by Thomas Lühr

Soaking Antlerite Attachments

by Paul Stephen Cyr
4 12/03/2018 10:49AM
Last Post by Uwe Kolitsch

Help! Iron out has turned my stilbite green!

by Eric He
12 12/01/2018 06:42AM
Last Post by Eric He

Cleaning silicone off of a specimen

by Al Thompson
9 11/22/2018 03:56PM
Last Post by Kevin Hean

Cleaning Quartz var Ametrine Attachments

by Elizabeth Peterson
35 11/09/2018 01:23AM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

Crystaldip cleaner

by Tamás Mrsan
5 11/08/2018 11:33PM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

How do you remove Rock from your mineral specimen? Attachments

by Jennifer Stanley Welsh
10 10/31/2018 06:10PM
Last Post by Matt Courville

Leaving partially etched calcite on specimens

by Bob Harman
5 10/29/2018 09:20AM
Last Post by Russ Rizzo

Cleaning Acicular Aegirine

by George Litch
10 10/19/2018 05:12AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Removing calcite from vanadinite

4 10/18/2018 10:30PM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Petrified Wood Plate leaching dust Attachments

by irina krushinskaya
3 10/18/2018 04:36PM
Last Post by irina krushinskaya

Suggestions/advice for cleaning calcite off chalcopyrite

by todd Van Duren
17 09/26/2018 06:07PM
Last Post by todd Van Duren

Another before/after video

by Aqua marine
5 09/23/2018 04:20PM
Last Post by Greg Simmons

How to clean Quartz and Siderite

by Eric He
3 09/19/2018 08:02PM
Last Post by Douglas Schonewald

How to Clean This Goethie Pseudo. Cluster of Tenacious Clay?

by Steven Renaud
8 09/14/2018 08:37AM
Last Post by Dale Foster

Before and after video of epidote cleaning with H2SO4

by Aqua marine
5 09/01/2018 07:49PM
Last Post by Aqua marine

Best way to remove oil from the surface of fluorite

by TP Minerals
18 08/30/2018 04:07PM
Last Post by Bob Jackson

Stabilizing quartz in weathered dolomite? Attachments

by Matt Neuzil
7 08/30/2018 05:37AM
Last Post by Wayne Corwin

Trimming specimens

by Greg Simmons
22 08/29/2018 07:24PM
Last Post by Greg Simmons

Removing mud from delicate epidotes

by Aqua marine
19 08/25/2018 08:02PM
Last Post by Aqua marine

Best Way to Clean Aragonite/Calcite Attachments

by Scott Rider
6 08/21/2018 06:06PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Fluorite Cleaning Process. Attachments

by Saim Khan
12 08/20/2018 03:47PM
Last Post by Donald B Peck

Cleaning Brochantite/Linarite Attachments

by AAK
6 08/12/2018 01:27AM
Last Post by Chris Rose

My method of cleaning crystals- movie on YT

by Monika Kertowska
4 08/07/2018 11:23PM
Last Post by Konstantinos Charalampidis

Smithsonite etching

by Konstantinos Charalampidis
4 08/02/2018 10:12PM
Last Post by Konstantinos Charalampidis

Cleaning Calcite Attachments

by Jason Shopiro
8 07/28/2018 05:23AM
Last Post by Jason Shopiro

What is this specimens and how to clean

by Tee Chan
15 07/27/2018 11:50PM
Last Post by Thomas Lühr

Halite xls Attachments

by Charles Rothera
3 07/22/2018 07:51PM
Last Post by Charles Rothera

Cleaning cinnabar

by Cristian Biagioni
4 07/22/2018 01:08PM
Last Post by Thomas Lühr

Liquid to polish/permanent wet look jasper slabs and rough agates

by Ashley Wise
6 07/20/2018 02:57PM
Last Post by David Von Bargen

Cleaning Prehnite from Paterson NJ Attachments

by Chris Rayburn
6 06/22/2018 03:30PM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Sulfur specimens losing luster/degrading

by Al Thompson
6 06/05/2018 06:24AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Which Minerals Get Damaged by Hydrochloric Acid

by Sean
14 05/28/2018 01:04PM
Last Post by Andrew Debnam

Removing Moss From Specimens?

by Jonelle DeFelice
17 05/23/2018 03:36PM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Stabilizing Pyrite in Dolomite from Lengenbach Attachments

by Robert Darabos
4 05/21/2018 04:42AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Malachite Protective Coating - Comes Off in Water?

by Holly Heisey
7 05/20/2018 05:16PM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Cleaning zeolites - Acton, CA Attachments

by Joshua Frank
4 05/12/2018 11:21PM
Last Post by Joshua Frank

Cleaning St. Clair, Pa. fern fossils

by Ed Clopton
5 05/10/2018 11:30PM
Last Post by Mark Heintzelman

Household cleaners

by Eugene
5 05/08/2018 08:00PM
Last Post by Eugene

How to clean epidote

by Aqua marine
13 05/07/2018 11:12PM
Last Post by Nauroz Nausherwani

Cleaning plumbogummite Attachments

by Hiro Inukai
17 05/07/2018 08:29PM
Last Post by Uwe Kolitsch

Recepie of Waller's solution

by Aqua marine
7 05/05/2018 11:53PM
Last Post by Keith Compton

How best to remove calcite from prehnite

by Mason C.
2 05/05/2018 09:17PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Feldspar becomes yellow due to HCL

by Aqua marine
5 05/05/2018 01:43AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Suggest decent air abrasion machine for cleaning minerals

by Aqua marine
1 04/30/2018 05:23PM
Last Post by Aqua marine

Will citric acid dissolve calcium?

by Aqua marine
4 04/29/2018 03:57PM
Last Post by Thomas Lühr

Effect of bleach on polish of the minerals

by Aqua marine
9 04/29/2018 03:12PM
Last Post by Thomas Lühr

Sooty Flambeau Chalcocite

by Alex Homenuke
7 04/27/2018 12:39PM
Last Post by Harold Moritz

Vacuuum impregnation.

by victor rzonca
7 04/25/2018 05:19PM
Last Post by Kevin Hean

Cleaning calcite off of Dioptase

by Jimmy Crabb
16 04/24/2018 04:56PM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Stabilizing Opals? Attachments

by Kyle Bayliff
17 04/10/2018 06:22PM
Last Post by Annie Bartlett

Fracturing pyrite problem Attachments

by Peter K. Szarka
10 04/04/2018 07:23PM
Last Post by Peter K. Szarka

Gibbsite from China

by Peter K. Szarka
23 03/31/2018 12:42PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Using Baking Soda = Good Idea?

by Sean
7 03/28/2018 06:36PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Cleaning hard scale off ajoite included quartz from Messina Attachments

by penney file (2)
8 03/14/2018 01:52AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Cleaning Pyrite

by Art
37 02/05/2018 11:26PM
Last Post by Stephanie Ah

Navajun Pyrite

by Al Thompson
4 02/03/2018 05:14PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Cleaning this fluorite without losing calcite

by Aqua marine
8 01/31/2018 02:52AM
Last Post by Dennis McCoy

effect of acetone/ ketone on Brucite

by Aqua marine
3 01/26/2018 03:41AM
Last Post by Aqua marine

Super Iron Out greenified my minerals. What do I do?

by Josh Wong
31 01/17/2018 01:52AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Cleaning Pyromorphite Attachments

by Dario Cericola
1 01/07/2018 05:32PM
Last Post by Dario Cericola

Cleaning marcasite disks?

by Scott DeLano
10 01/04/2018 11:01PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

How to clean calcite and stubborn matrix dirt off of amethyst?

by Christina Dimos
6 12/24/2017 01:49PM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Kertch Vivianite matrix crumbling Attachments

by Peter K. Szarka
11 12/19/2017 02:54PM
Last Post by Peter K. Szarka

To Clean or Not To Clean?

by Steve Hardinger
13 12/15/2017 04:06PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Masking with wax and other ways of masking

by Konstantinos Charalampidis
3 12/11/2017 06:10PM
Last Post by Nelse Miller

Cleaning tar from rocks

by Andy Young
12 12/10/2017 08:21PM
Last Post by Andy Young

Cleaning Brucite Attachments

by Aqua marine
4 12/09/2017 07:20PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

How do you dispose of iron out?

by Kimberly Strawbridge
6 11/23/2017 01:37AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

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