• Register


Information for users from the old Q&A site
If you have an account from our old Q&A site, your account was transferred over, but you need to reset your password and confirm your email address.
Reset Password here
Confirm Email here

2,045 questions

3,512 answers

936 comments

13,760 users

How can hematite that has been soaked in salt water be restored to it's former luster?

0 votes
asked Jun 21 by pilot captain (120 points)

1 Answer

0 votes
Why would anyone soak hematite in salt water?

Regardless, the luster and finish of the stone might be restored by tumbling it. No guarantee here. The ferrous content may have oxidized and destroyed the stone but tumbling may remove the outer layers and restore it and it may not. Worth a try...
answered Jun 21 by Weasel (51,230 points)
 


...