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2017-04-21 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Hairline Cracks in Turquoise- Need they be repaired?:

Kate, I would try it.  If the cement will not penetrate due to the cracks bring "too fine", a wipe with alcohol will remove uncured cement from the surface.  It might help.      By the way, I got an email

2017-04-16 Geology - Geological cross section:

A geologic cross section is a slice downward into the earth perpendicular to the horizontal.    It kind of looks like a slice through a layer cake.    Cross sections can be made in a number of ways.  

2017-04-01 Geology - Geological field:

To take a bearing with a Brunton you use the scale on the inside of the compass ring. Bearings are taken relative to north from 0 to 360.    So if you were standing looking north, the bearing due east

2017-03-30 Geology - Metals Price:

Hi Waqar,     For investment, the most common metals traded are gold, silver, and platinum and to a lesser extend palladium. These are not the only metals out there, but these are the ones that are commonly

2017-03-29 Geology - Rock identification (added info):

Hi again Tricia,  That's good info you sent back.  We can definitely rule out calcite/limestone then.  It's a good pic of the back of the piece; enough to make me pretty sure that the rock you have basalt


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