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Malachite chipping

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I have a malachite specimen that's chipping off little pieces of it. I was told that soaking it in water might help. Any other ideas or would that be the best solution?

asked Jun 6, 2014 by 54sidney (120 points)

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Malachite shouldn't just be chipping off on its own. Although it is soft and brittle, it should stay stable. The only exception is fragile crystals which should be mounted and protected due to their fragility.

answered Jun 6, 2014 by hershel (46,460 points)

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