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put the rock in a dolly-pot and break into small bits.

a terrible thing to do in this humble souls opinion!

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Some aluminium cleaners will dissolve the ironstone but leave the quartz intact. If you wish to get rid of the quartz as well then hydrofluoric acid is the go, but it is very nasty stuff and needs to be treated with great care.

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Hydrofluoric acid is not for amateurs ...

for the nubby, Reg... I know you are aware.

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On 8/14/2019 at 3:03 PM, fredmason said:

put the rock in a dolly-pot and break into small bits.

a terrible thing to do in this humble souls opinion!

fred

I completely agree Fred. I am always surprised how many people think nothing of dollying. I have only done that with one group of specie's I once found. The matrix was so ugly. Perhaps if I found more samples that needed it, I might try it.

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At my workplace, one of our shipping women mistakenly got her thumb into HF.  It only looks like water.  She had to have her nail pulled off and get a shot into the bone to preserve it.  Let's  just say it wasn't her most pleasant work day... but she survived.

Be careful ! !

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I kept the numbers 3,4,5,6, X ,7&8 specimens for many years before they went in the dolly pot but at least out came 26 ounces troy of gold :smile:. Unfortunately the gold price was on a peak but nothing like today price :sad: 

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An ounce a day.... nice to be some, it's good to see some little bits there in with it all.... perhaps they just look small as everything else is huge. :laugh:  JW's been killing it with his 10" X-coil lately too.

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