As a followup to my last post regarding the crystal's I've found this month, I just took out the Amazonite crystals from the heated cleaning bath I've been soaking them in for a week. I'm really surprised and pleased with the results! These were very stained with iron oxide and most of those stains were removed!
The neat thing about the amazonite I have been finding is that they are not typical "green" but more bluish, kinda a pale powder blue if that makes any sense. They are also very dull color (which I happen to really like) as I'm not in the best place to find these throughout the Pikes Peak Batholith.
Above is the amazonite crystal I have been monitoring throughout the last week. As you can tell there is still some deep staining, some of which may never come out, but the heated oxalic acid bath has done a great job on these stones.
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