I DON'T REALLY CONDONE ANY OF YOU TRYING THIS YOURSELF. THIS IS JUST FOR LEARNING PURPOSES AND SO YOU KNOW MY PROCESS.
Ok here we go I went out on an adventure today to snag me up some dolomite with tons of CaMg ( Co3) " Calcium Magnesium Carbonate " veins in it. Im gonna go over the effect and how to make it look cool but also inert after the process.
Here's the stones before I washed them. Go ahead and give them a good old scrub in water so we don't waste any acid later on melting dirt.
Now to show you that the stones are indeed inert aside from the Calcium Magnesium Carbonate throughout the stones here is a pic of the vinegar test.
And here is a muratic acid test notice how only the veins bubble up.
I prefer to use hydrocloric acid but I don't have any till tomorrow and well im just impatient
Lets send these babys for a swim and see what we get.
Give it 20-30 minutes then toss them back in the water or leave longer if any veins remain.
Now lets see some of the finished product.
This is definitely not some of the better peices because they will have to soak overnight. The bigger the calcium vein the longer the wait the better they look. I will update tomorrow. If anyone is interested in purchasing some to fund my hobby feel free to pm me. I will be going around 2 bucks a pound which is faaaar cheaper than anything else around.
Here's a good one this little guy went in white and came out like this.
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