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Cleaning Beryl, Quartz and Tormaline

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« on: November 02, 2015, 06:08:07 pm »

Hi all hope you can help. Can I use dish soap to wash stones like quartz? I think I will be ok doing that but what about beryl and tourmaline.

Should I just use water and a brush?  Pics to follow.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 08:56:51 pm »

They're all tough stones. Soap & water will work. I usually soak stones like that for at least 24 hours in a strong bleach solution, then scrub in water. If that doesn't get them clean enough I soak them overnight in CLR or Super Lime Away, followed by several hours in plain water. You could also soak them in oxalic acid.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 08:24:03 pm »

Thanks jakes I will be using Lime Away
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