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 Post subject: Beautiful!
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:16 am 
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Those are Beautiful!! Boy I bet you guys have a blast diging and finding these! I know I would...

I do have a question for you. I seen that you use oxalic acid to clean them.
1. Where do you get the acid?
2. Can I use the same thing to clean like crystals, garnet, diamonds without destorying them?
3. Do you know of any kind of acid that will eat away at the rock matrix so that the gems within it will come loose?

I need to find me some close by mines to go check out. I think I found my passion!! :o

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I can't wait to see more of them!

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Oxalic acid is also called wood bleach. I get mine at Ace Hardware..I think I looked at home depot but they didn't have it for some reason. What type of acid you use depends on the rock type and the gems in it.

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some more I just pulled out the bath these still need some fine tuned cleaning..hand for size comparison
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