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Date: July 17, 2005 at 12:31:44
From: t ellis, [65-84-203-30.client.dsl.net]
Subject: curing royal peacock opals


i have heard about 10 different ways to cure opals from the Royal Peacock mines in the Virgin Valley, nv.
from mineral oil soaks, a bucket of sand and water, to paper towels in the closet. im not sure what is the right way or wrong way. i got some beautiful specimens and am kinda stuck on how to go about it, (without destroying the opal)

also, is it true you can seal them with a type of epoxy so you can skip the curing process or is this a rumor as well??

please help. im willing to wait the 1-5 years necessary to cure if i know i will have a piece in good shape and not all crazed and cracked.


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