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Natural crystals in matix - what can you do to make it appear wet?

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Is there anything you can safely put on a natural cluster of crystals in matrix such as biotite, that will make the specimen appear wet so that crystals stand out?  I know they use oils and resins for the crystals themselves, but I wasn't sure when it's in a matrix if there was anything I could do that wouldn't harm the specimen.  Right now everything is dry and dull.
asked Mar 20, 2016 by mineralhunter (130 points)

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In the case with agates they put mineral oil on them.
answered Mar 22, 2016 by Weasel (38,360 points)
Would this be ok for beryl gemstones?  Also, I heard over time you have to reapply something like this and also remove old deposits which can leave a residue behind.  Is that a big deal?
 


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