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Simulants article, Dec 2015 Rock & Gem

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« on: December 05, 2015, 11:15:45 am »

     Well, this article was enlightening. I have been misled on several purchases over the years, especially buying "natural" Turquoise. The R &G article really talks about the fa**, I mean simulants on the market. They use the term all-natural frequently. It really has great pictures and descriptions of what is being sold on the market now. I know a lot of professional's use sealers to fill cracks, etc and even this is iffy in my definition of natural. Anyway, I was looking for thoughts from anyone else who read the article and others for their opinion on what is "natural" in stones such as agate, jasper, Turquoise and so on.
PS:  Using the " well, the guy I bought it from said it was **** " is really lame as an excuse for selling things as natural or of a specific location. You see it all the time on E-bay when there is a chunk of brown rhyolite that is called Owyhee Picture Jasper that was bought .....   My opinion, what is your opinion or thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 12:36:31 pm »

I'm a if you can't track and prove lineage ya can't say this is what it is.

This comes from my saltwater fish tanks and SPS coral collection.

I'll have to read the article I got the notification for the digital get  available but haven't opened it


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