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Specimen cleaning, Tips and techniques
jfresh
post Feb 9 2016, 05:54 PM
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post Jan 23 2017, 06:32 PM
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I know the hard part is finding a mineral specimen, but are there local companies that can clean the rocks for a fee? I have never tried cleaning before and, assuming we find something good on vacation, I would not want to risk harming the rock.
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post Jan 24 2017, 09:23 PM
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Good question! Yes there are local companies that do clean and trim specimens like Collectors Edge. They are one of the more pricier ones but there are many more to choose from. Others might chime in with who they like to use when they don't clean them themselves. I personally think cleaning them up is half the fun. happy088.gif


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I have been using a carpet cleaning grade rust remover similar to wink but I noticed when I take them out they are much better as far as iron goes but then soon turn white. I assumed it was a pH thing so I tried a mild alkiline mixture to no avail. Any suggestions for that?
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