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Preparation, Care

COMING SOON:  Guidance and suggestions on cleaning and preparing minerals for your collection.

First recommendation:  Take your time and carefully consider any cleaning, chemical treatment and trimming steps you are planning to use on a specimen.  Once you have applied a treatment or attempted a trim, you can't go back.  If possible, try the chemical treatment on a duplicate, low value specimen to assess whether you obtain the result you desire.

Using Chemicals:
Members, log in and see the September 2008 issue of the newsletter for an article on using oxalic acid to clean minerals.

NIOSH Guide - Oxalic Acid
MSDS - Oxalic Acid
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