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  Topic: Aura Coating
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 28, 2021 12:23   Subject: Re: Aura Coating
Dear Alea,

As our list moderator James Catmur explained, this site, this Forum, though our title does not clearly explain this, is really aimed at mineral collectors who want to share information a ...
  Topic: Aura Coating
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 28, 2021 11:32   Subject: Re: Aura Coating
On a site like this, you will find people who like natural crystals and see treatments like that to be a travesty. Each to their own, but I suspect we cannot help you.
If that is the case, so be it. ...
  Topic: Aura Coating
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 28, 2021 08:57   Subject: Re: Aura Coating
Don't do it. It's screwing up of a beautiful mineral specimen.
I suppose it’s a matter of preference. I enjoy both natural and aura coated specimens.
  Topic: Aura Coating
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 28, 2021 08:53   Subject: Re: Aura Coating
That raises a question. How can such coating be removed? Years ago I was looking for quartz crystals with unusual faces. Behind the Days End Motel in Tucson there were large tables of crystals. The on ...
  Topic: Aura Coating
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Incorrect classification and fakes   Posted: May 28, 2021 08:12   Subject: Aura Coating
I have a small amethyst cathedral I’m looking to have aura coated and wondered if anyone could recommend where to have it done? I’m located in the US, so I’d like to have it done domestically. I also ...
  Topic: Need help on cleaning a specimen
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Oct 07, 2020 10:50   Subject: Re: Need help on cleaning a specimen
Lluis, hello! My name is Alea (last name Bankston). 😊
  Topic: Need help on cleaning a specimen
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Oct 03, 2020 15:03   Subject: Re: Need help on cleaning a specimen
Aww bummer, was really hoping it was something I'd be able to get rid of. Guess I'll still be on the hunt for a citrine geode sphere because I really wanted to be able to see the citrine clearly. Ahh ...
  Topic: Need help on cleaning a specimen
AleaBankston

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PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Oct 03, 2020 10:37   Subject: Need help on cleaning a specimen
Hello! I purchased this citrine geode sphere a couple weeks ago, and it came with a white coating on the druzy. I'm not sure if its calcite or something else. I'd like to remove it to expose the citri ...
 
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