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 Post subject: Jade vase
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:12 pm 
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l just got 2 items of stones... one vase and a papar holder... can anybody help me... l think the vase is jade or an agait....

The papair holder green amythyst or another stone....l am not sure...


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 Post subject: Re: Jade vase
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:57 pm 
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musse4936 wrote:
l just got 2 items of stones... one vase and a papar holder... can anybody help me... l think the vase is jade or an agait....

The papair holder green amythyst or another stone....l am not sure...


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 Post subject: Re: Jade vase
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My suggestion would be, if they are made of natural stones and not glass or other synthetics, onyx for both items or may be alabaster for the vase but of course, this is only a suggestion as objects can not clearly be identified by a photo only. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Jade vase
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:54 am 
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no jade for sure, it should be Marble "onyx marble"

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Again, jade and green amethyst could have been ruled out by some simple tests.


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to get marble rule out drop a little hydroelectric acid (use Gloves and Goggles and take safety measures) if you see chemical reaction ( you will see bubbles)
marble is composed of calcite (metamorphic) so it reacts with cold, dilute, hydroelectric acid.

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Or, muratic acid, which is available at the hardware store from swimming pools.


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Hydrochloric acid is muriatic acid. I think that's what he meant when he said 'hydroelectric' acid, which isn't a thing but sounds really exciting.


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Right, I know that, :D but I'd never heard of hydroelectric.


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 Post subject: Re: Jade vase
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Of course I didnt meant hydroelectric and i typed right "Hydrochloric" its stupid auto-correction that changed it. I am sorry

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"Hydroelectric Acid" would be an awesome name for an 80s tribute hair metal band.


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LOL....I just thought it was something I haven't heard of yet. :oops:


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
LOL....I just thought it was something I haven't heard of yet. :oops:

:oops: :lol: :roll:

anyway acid test can rule out many rocks

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lets call it what it is, Crapite, or better known as Leaverite. ( Leaver-rite at the place you got it from) :twisted:

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Musse4936, you're posting objects that one would find in most all the tourist shops in a Chinatown. Trinkets a tourist might bring home as a souvenir from their vacation. Usually costing only a few dollars and often misrepresented....

If that is the market you are in, I'm sure there are many other shops in the Philippines with similar wares. Do your homework. Research what others are selling and how it is being represented and the prices it is being sold for and how negotiable those prices are.

That's YOUR job, not ours.


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