We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences


Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
19 Sep-10:07:40 Collection of carles millan: fluorite from huanggang (Carles Millan)
18 Sep-05:25:58 Re: malachite stalactites, katanga province (Jordi Fabre)
18 Sep-05:18:45 Re: malachite stalactites, katanga province (Peter Lemkin)
18 Sep-04:56:09 Malachite stalactites, katanga province (Roger Warin)
17 Sep-09:46:55 Re: tracing the dealer "minerals engineering" or brian petrovic (Tomcotterell)
17 Sep-09:30:37 Re: tracing the dealer "minerals engineering" or brian petrovic (Peter Megaw)
17 Sep-07:57:26 Minfind dot com is back! (Bob Kerr)
17 Sep-07:46:04 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Alfredo)
17 Sep-07:18:23 Tracing the dealer "minerals engineering" or brian petrovic (Tomcotterell)
17 Sep-06:28:12 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
16 Sep-15:44:40 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Pete Richards)
16 Sep-10:54:45 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
16 Sep-10:36:43 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
16 Sep-10:12:03 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
16 Sep-05:57:03 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
16 Sep-05:55:13 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
16 Sep-01:26:21 Re: fulgurite (Peter Lemkin)
16 Sep-00:42:43 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Jordi Fabre)
15 Sep-22:29:50 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Matt_zukowski)
15 Sep-20:31:13 Re: sold as “green stilbite” (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
15 Sep-20:14:50 Sold as “green stilbite” (Charly H)
15 Sep-17:02:00 Re: online catalog of the minerals of the igme collections - madrid community (Firmo Espinar)
15 Sep-16:16:11 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
15 Sep-16:03:04 Re: fulgurite (B Glassburn)
15 Sep-09:59:38 Re: fulgurite (Matt_zukowski)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
84775


The time now is Sep 20, 2021 00:28

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?
  
  Index -> Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals
Like
5


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

cascaillou




Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Posts: 248

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 24, 2021 12:11    Post subject: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

I'd like to display some specimens inside transparent plastic boxes, and I would glue each specimen inside its box (so that the specimen won't move even if the box is shaked around or turned upside down).

My criterias for the adhesive material are as follows:

-colorless (and doesn't turn yellowish with time)
-water-free and non acidic
-easily removable with acetone
-providing a strong hold (for specimens which are 6 to 8cm in size)

What type(s) of glue would match those requirements?
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

bob kerr




Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 327
Location: Monroeville PA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 24, 2021 12:52    Post subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

Adam Wright of the crocoite Adelaide mine has been attaching delicate specimens for years to the inside of clear acrylic boxes - these boxes are not always airtight but could probably be made so. he uses one adhesive that is soluble by acetone and also hot glue which is soluble in alcohol.

maybe best to contact him:
theadelaidemine dot com

bob
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

bob kerr




Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 327
Location: Monroeville PA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 24, 2021 13:27    Post subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

i found some closeup photos of Adam's mounted specimens. he also uses hot glue which can be removed via warm alcohol but may yellow with age. He mounts these mainly for protection and it's up to the new owner to decide if he wants to remove the specimen for final display - although his displays are fine with me and not worth the risk to handle them further.

bob



DSCN3879.JPG
 Mineral: crocoite
 Locality:
Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Description:
note glue which is soluble in acetone
 Viewed:  1139 Time(s)

DSCN3879.JPG



DSCN3876.JPG
 Mineral: crocoite
 Locality:
Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Description:
 Viewed:  1139 Time(s)

DSCN3876.JPG



DSCN3875.JPG
 Mineral: crocoite
 Locality:
Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania, Australia
 Description:
 Viewed:  1141 Time(s)

DSCN3875.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
4
   

cascaillou




Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Posts: 248

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 24, 2021 16:54    Post subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

I'll send an email (although I'd go with a little less glue)
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

bob kerr




Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 327
Location: Monroeville PA


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 24, 2021 17:05    Post subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

cascaillou wrote:
I'll send an email (although I'd go with a little less glue)


yah - but don't forget that Adam is shipping these from Tasmania to Tucson. i guess i would over-do the glue on these wonderful and expensive specimens also.

bob
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

vicen




Joined: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 20
Location: Edinburgh

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 25, 2021 03:32    Post subject: Re: How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box?  

I will recommend you Paraloid B72. Paraloid B-72 is an Acryloid (copolymer of ethyl methacrylate and methyl acrylate). The secret for it's strength is to leave it to dry for 24 hours. It has all the criteria that you are looking for
_________________
Geological Conservator/Preparator
Natural Sciences Department
National Museums Scotland
242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh EH5 1JA
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2021


Powered by FMF