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Post by martinjsto on Thu 26 Jun 2014, 8:06 pm

posting this for John, finding some nice bits there buddy but need a coin for size comparison.
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Re: downunder find

Post by bluedog on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 3:47 am

Hey john nice find mate now go get some more
 cheers  bluedog

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Post by snapper on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 7:57 am

Well done John, bit of a soak in ALI-BRITE will clean em up spic, and make sure they soak in a plastic container and not glass.
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Post by Guest on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 1:51 pm

Better done in hydrochloric acid. Alibrite is used mainly for quartz. Very Happy 

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Post by snapper on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 2:45 pm

Looks like they just have a bit of red dirt still stuck on them but yep, could be ironstone, either way he will need Ali-brite to bring em back up nice and shiny after the hydrocholic.
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Post by MacRob on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 10:37 pm

Does Alibrite affect a glass container?

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Post by Nightjar on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 7:18 am

Hydrofluoric acid dissolves quartz. quartz = glass.



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Re: downunder find

Post by snapper on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 7:28 am

This is why Ali-brite comes in plastic containers.  cheers 
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Post by MacRob on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 5:18 pm

Thanks boys for the replies.

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Post by rogawilco on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 7:49 pm

Woops !! took mine out of the glass jar today, hehe, been soakin in alibrite, doesn't seem to have done any harm though. got a small tail of gold in the pan left after the rinse now just gotta work out how to save it from there.
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Post by snapper on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 8:01 pm

With the fine gold left in the pan, I use a sniffer bottle to suck it up then pour it into those small glass bottles then pour out as much water as possible, then sit it in some sunshine with the lid off and let it dry.
Careful where you put it to dry as you don't want the dog or kids or even you knocking it over.   
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