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Nundle Diamonds or Nundle Quartz Crystals are one of the easiest Crystals to clean. Using water and a little bit of dish washing liquid, the dirt comes off quite easily. Some do have Iron baked on stains that might require using other methods of cleaning. Music:......1. The Owl Named Orion 2. Living the Daydream Music by: Dan-O at DanoSongs.com Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Find Gold and Gems VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO
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Sirenas Cubby (1 day ago)
How do you find crystals
Acritha Anner (2 months ago)
is it valuable?
MedRoiD (4 months ago)
I have big rocks with Crystals sticking out, one of the rocks is like a jaw with teeth [ fangs ] sticking out with Crystals on the top and the bottom. other rocks are with Red Crystals.
Jessica Leyva (5 months ago)
How can i clean dust off and polish the quartz
Liz Kreate (5 months ago)
Hi Jessica, Dust on quartz crystals can be easily cleaned off by using a drop of dish washing liquid and water and a soft long bristled brush. Soak the crystal for a few minutes, scrub lightly, rinse with clean water and dry. Thanks for watching and hope this helps. Cheers, Liz
Canadianbong Hoots86 (6 months ago)
i’ve got a big chunk of crystal and it looks all rough everywhere except where it’s been broken. how do i make it all clear and not cloudy do i just have to break it? i don’t really want to
vilson cunha (6 months ago)
Adorei,lovely
Sherlock Holmes (6 months ago)
Any experience with Iron Out and Apatite?
Ahmad Muttaqin (7 months ago)
How much the price
Gingers World (7 months ago)
You can find them in Colorado and Arkansa
Gregory Thorson (8 months ago)
Lol
Froot ӏ օ օ թs (8 months ago)
Today I accidentally burnt my qruatz can’t spell lol I burnt it and now to point of it is black do you think I could get the black off?
Farooque Abro (9 months ago)
This was so good. It made Crystal really clean
Naresh Prajapati (9 months ago)
How can I buy it ?
BUTTERFLY 🦋 KISSEZ (9 months ago)
Amazinggg🦋✨💖🌈🦋
Daniel Fodor (9 months ago)
wow cool :)
Nong Nong 2019 (9 months ago)
How much is it?
Kylo pyote (9 months ago)
Hey Liz we have found a brilliant spot in South Africa to find some clear Quarts :) they are beautifull..and big too clusters that are as big as your hands and a whole bunch of shards 😁
Cindy Mcgarry (11 months ago)
beautiful. try wrapping electrical tape around the end of your needle to give you a better grip.
Shawn McCormick (11 months ago)
Women. So damn detailed. I'd still date you if you were my age (37). Keep it real. I'm just gonna use napalm.
Penny Finan (1 year ago)
Efferent. Use to clean baby bottles or hard to reach gunk in glasses etc... it bill bubble dirt away
Aasma Jabeen (1 year ago)
i have these crystals how much they cost
Angel heaven (1 year ago)
mine are so dirty ill try clean them
Nicholas Hamilton (1 year ago)
Her videos made me get back rock collecting.
Edlyn Calimot (1 year ago)
I have a small crystal stone found.and I want to sell
Edlyn Calimot (1 year ago)
I have a small crystal stone found.and I want to sell
momo mourad (1 year ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouo76wL94Oo
Damaking Alie (1 year ago)
anyone interested in buying Epidotes Namibia ...contact me [email protected]
Don X (1 year ago)
They look great. I wonder if soaking them in a borax & water solution (not too long), instead of acid would get rid of a lot of the dirt you knife scrape?
Nur-Ainie Dumaguit (1 year ago)
We have a lot of crystal quarts but we just leave it in our yard,we thought it's useless,now i know what is it,but sadly we only had few of it,cuz one of my dad's friend take it...
متذوق عسير (1 year ago)
https://youtu.be/zfPdcuSJ-
Alex Trujillo (1 year ago)
I like your technique to look for gems and how you can tell if it's just a rock or gem, I can never fine gem stones I really want for display and decoration so I'm down and hopeless for any stones. 😞😞😞😢😞😢
Andy_K (1 year ago)
Hi Liz & Wally too! Silly question, but how often does your sink's drain / U bend get blocked with all the dust and dirt you wash from crystals etc ;)
Liz Kreate (1 year ago)
NEVER. I use a large sponge to take the dirty water out from the sink and into a bucket and pour it into the garden. Cheers, Liz
Jeanette Lamb (1 year ago)
Thanks. I've shared this video with the ladies in our "Fossicking Australia Womens Group" on Facebook.
Loyce March (1 year ago)
I took my 2 grandsons to a So Cal mine where they bring out some dirt from the mine and put in pile. Then you grab a buck and fill it, take to your work station and look for treasure. One boy got a huge crystal. They said where did you found. He said at top. He helped a small boy fill his bucket and then his own. The man looked at it and said go lock that in your car. He said if we get a certain prospect and soak it and clean...said the rust would turn blue. Forgot name of product .. Never could find. Do you know what it is?
Liz Kreate (1 year ago)
I don't know Loyce but I know that a lot of people use Oxalic Acid to clean quartz. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz
Fessah (1 year ago)
Labor intensive.
mikee velasquez (1 year ago)
I won't all of your gems ok said dave
detector David (1 year ago)
Beautiful finds wish mine were as clean and as clear as yours
HoodaThunkit (1 year ago)
I want to clean my crystal cluster - Can you tell me why you like to soak in oxalic acid as little as possible?
HoodaThunkit (1 year ago)
Good to know, thank you!
Liz Kreate (1 year ago)
Handling oxalic acid can pose a danger to ones health and this is the reason why I avoid using them as much as possible. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz
M.N. D (1 year ago)
Wow thank u so much. GOD BLESS
Is the Cristal are also diamond ?
Liz Kreate (1 year ago)
These are quartz crystal and not diamond crystal or diamond. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz
Faiqo And Sharmake (1 year ago)
I Have Them Soo Many Even Hemiker Diamonds And No One Is Buying From Me
Staci Smith (1 year ago)
Faiqo Films i think he means herkimer diamond
Renky Kazery (1 year ago)
What kind of diamond is that?
Social Decay (1 year ago)
Ah Liz! I love your videos so much! One day id love to come to Australia and go fosiking with you if you'd have me!
Bill Mackay (1 year ago)
when you are using any thing to pick out the dirt, you must be very careful not to break the crystal
JC PRODUCTIONS (1 year ago)
Hi, this is JC. I've been collecting gemstones (rough) at the beach near to my house namely agates, rose quartz, chalk turquoise, citrine, jaspers (yellow and red), chalcedony and milky quartz. I don't have machines at home and I tried to use sandpapers but it gives rough surface after the stone gets dry. Honestly, I am from Philippines and I am looking for people to help me find affordable and convenient products to make my gems more beautiful to look at. Or it could be that someone will take my gems and polish them all for me and name a price. I just want to get them cleaned up like real jewelries. Thanks a lot!
James, Parke (1 year ago)
I use a small sand blaster filled with baking soda (which is softer than quartz) to carefully sandblast all dirt and oxidation away. Crystals come out perfectly clean and museum quality first pass. It's damn near a miracle how pristine they come out....like they never saw the earth at all! You should try it! It saves hours of work and really preserves your treasures. Very nice video! I would give almost anything to visit Australia and go rock hounding and gold detecting!
Noni noni (1 year ago)
Hi! Do you still have a website to purchase your crystals? And what is it? Cheers
Ima Free (1 year ago)
Thank you Liz! I can't go out much and the only stone outside here is oolitic limestone. When I watch your videos I feel like I'm right there with you. It's like going on holiday. If it so happens I ever do find a crystal I now know how to clean the dirt off plus sizing and such. Blessings to you Liz (and the Boss too)
SoCalif MBA (1 year ago)
I've had really good luck with simple distilled vinegar & Barkeepers Friend (it has a minimal amount of oxalic acid). I recently bought what was listed on ebay as a smoky quartz (almost 2 U.S. pounds in size) that needed to be cleaned. Upon its arrival, I soaked it in a bath of plain, distilled vinegar for two days, brushing it with a toothbrush in between, which got most of the dirt, clay, etc off. On day 2, I gave it a gentle cleaning with some Barkeepers Friend. When it was clean, I discovered it to actually be a Natural Cathedral Citrine! Had the seller cleaned it first, they would have found the same and probably gotten more money for it. I'm very happy to have it in my collection!
801CARDLINE (1 year ago)
I do 100% muriatic acid , more dangerous but I think the best results
Jimmy Winn (2 years ago)
How do you get them to shine and sparkle?  after you wash them with water?
Jimmy Winn price
Mark Davies (2 years ago)
A beginners question, would borax which is used to whiten clothes without damage be useful as a soaking agent?
rucussing (1 year ago)
Borax works well, longer than acids though.
Puerto Shecan (2 years ago)
Love your videos. I've quickly become addicted. i used to live in Kellogg idaho surrounded by old mines and mountains. i used to go out nearly everyday and come home with a bucket full of crystals as well as some bits of gold chips. i was im heaven. anyway, i have some quarts crystals where they had cute tiny baby crystals that had broken off. i dont want to throw em out (of course not) but they are very tiny. but also in perfect shape, some double pointed. anyway, i was thinking of making them into a ring somehow together. how would you go about that? i dont want to ruin them though somehow as i can only think of using either glue, or embedding them into clay. although i am unsure if they will fire well. i have been in love with crystals gems and rocks my entire life, however, never turned them into jewellery except for a few necklaces and dont know much about that.. what do you do if you get very tiny pieces? Sorry for this very long comment! just love your videos and very curious to see what you think as well. thank you so much for sharing these wonderful videos and soo glad ive run into you:)
TimeKeeper (2 years ago)
Great finds there, very clear. We found some large ones that have a rough, ugly quartz or calcite coating over the smooth facets that is very hard to remove. Have you come across this?
Melissa Johnson (2 years ago)
thank you Liz... i love crystal & fossil hunting & love your content!!!
Dwittzvids (2 years ago)
Have you ever considered using a waterpik (water flosser)? I would think it would work great. Love your videos! Dave
Nano Experiment (2 years ago)
Where did you find all these crystals?
DisneyHogwarts (2 years ago)
I recently have found two pieces of Jade about the size of my hand. I have never works with Jade before but I hear it's hard to work with. I don't know if I should break it into pieces or put it in in a chunk. I can't find how to work with it. Does anybody know how to work with Jade or have any pointers or information?
Gloria Manuel (2 years ago)
Do you sell them?
David Baines (2 years ago)
Hi Liz, a question was asked a month ago and I can't find your answer. it was - if it's ok to use an Ultrasonic bath on crystals? Also I have some gem stones that need cleaning maybe with the Ultrasonic bath also?
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Sorry took a while for me to get here David as I get quite a few comments and only now have the time to answer them. Ultrasonic cleaners are only good for getting rid of dirt or surface bake on clay which needs to be soaked and dry, then soak and dry before putting into ultrasonic bath. You can also clean hard gemstones but avoid using it on soft gemstones such as opal or turquoise for example. Cheers, Liz
Grape Agate (2 years ago)
nice cleaning crystal.. i have little problem to my grape agate because difficult to clean it
Myles Nicholas (2 years ago)
Ultrasonic bath?
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Ultrasonic bath is good for getting rid of dirt or clay. Cheers, Liz
wonhope (2 years ago)
omg how do u find them
Olivia Czaja (1 year ago)
wonhope
Jason meaty (1 year ago)
wonhope its called digging..eva try it..oh n lookn..try it sometime
Aliyah Balatero (1 year ago)
wonhope o
Marky Moo (2 years ago)
Which part of Australia? I'm in Perth and just started learning about jewellery making and blacksmithing. Free crystals would be amazing to find haha
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Research and in Australia, we have a lot of designated fossicking areas that are available to the public. Thanks for watching. Cheers, Liz
Aamir chugahtaigahti (2 years ago)
i have many carystals
findusfaraway (2 years ago)
How beautiful and amazing! I am new to appreciating and working with crystals and am so impressed with how these turned out! :)
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching and commenting Sophie. These is by far the clearest crystals I've ever seen. All the best, Liz
babyRoses7 (2 years ago)
I love all crystals, but my favorite is the quartz crystals! Yours are so gorgeous! I live in Pennsylvania! I dont know we have some crystals but i dont know where else to find any more! I love your videos!
Pokemon_assassin (10 months ago)
babyRoses7 I found a lot of geodes and I think they are quartz geodes or thunder birds. I have a video about it. Check it out ONLY if you want to.
Sandy Yin (1 year ago)
I would really really like to find just one point but I live in New Jersey. The best place is far away to get quartz that is maximum 3 inches. I’m only a kid though and can’t go. Australia has the best crystals and places.
Lene Ree (2 years ago)
Thanks. Nice to meet you too
babyRoses7 (2 years ago)
Im a little north of Tamaqua Lene! Its beautiful up here, But Easton is not far from here! And thats a beautiful place also! We used to go on Sunday drives out your way! Glad to meet a fellow Pennsylvanian on here! Hugs!
Lene Ree (2 years ago)
Thanks. Im going to have to make a trip there one day. Im all the way in easton by the crayola factory. Not too far away
Abbie Elizabeth (2 years ago)
I found a Quartz 2 years ago laying by the side of the road it's almost a perfect ball shape. I also just found a small Quartz in my garden I'm going to make it into a necklace
Paulina M (1 year ago)
quartz doesnt come in ball shapes haha
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching Abbie and good luck with your necklace. Cheers, Liz
YB -young blood (2 years ago)
hey liz, i have very much of crystals from swizerland and some of those crystals have little holes in it and are dirty how to wach them? ps: have u facebook or instagram i have more questions..( sorry for my english)
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Hi Cyka, Like I've mentioned in the comment below, There's a few articles on the net on how to clean quartz crystals. I can't suggest or recommend a specific method as not all quartz crystals are the same. Different quartz from different areas will require different methods of cleaning. It's a matter of trying small amounts to see which method will suit your specific crystals but the very first step is to first get rid of as much dirt as possible as in this video. Below is a link that might be of use. All the best, Liz http://www.mindat.org/article.php/403/Cleaning+Quartz
YB -young blood (2 years ago)
what acid you use for them
War Bricks (2 years ago)
I love the crystal's you find
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the video. Cheers, Liz
Kevin Li (2 years ago)
Quartz (hardness = 7) is harder than iron/steel (hardness = 5.5) so knife can not scratch quartz, most acids can get rid of iron rust, but cannot remove other minerals/rocks attached to quartz.
Halel’s World (2 months ago)
Kevin Li thanks that is on my test on Thursday!!
Light Light (5 months ago)
You are right.
471ll4 BG (10 months ago)
Kevin Li Cool to know
Baba Abdlkrim (2 years ago)
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Morgan Kreuzer (2 years ago)
Hey liz , I found some huge golden healer quartz clusters on my hikes , been in ground for years as they are coated with a layer if rust iron . Almost milky yellow. I'm just trying to soak them in just bleach with no acid do far. Would bleach eat up mist of the ugly rust bumps and flakes coating on the points ?? The points on these are really unique and perfect but wanna shine them up . Thanks .
Liz Kreate (2 years ago)
Hi Morgan, Rust stains on quartz can only be remove with acid. There's a few articles on the net on how to clean quartz. I can't suggest or recommend a specific method as not all quartz crystals are the same. Different quartz from different areas will require different methods of cleaning. Below is a link that might be of use. All the best, Liz http://www.mindat.org/article.php/403/Cleaning+Quartz
jon lennon (3 years ago)
I wish I could come to Australia and dig peridot and quartz with you and your husband.
Lord Vetion (2 years ago)
I wish I could to
Lord Vetion (2 years ago)
me to
Tanya Raymond (3 years ago)
Do you ever sell your crystals? Oh, and I just found you yesterday and am binge watching all I can. I just love your videos.
Agate Queen Debbie (1 month ago)
+Liz Kreate why is your website in japanese ?
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+Tanya Raymond Thanks for watching Tanya and glad you're enjoying some of my videos. Yes I do sell some crystals on my website lizkreate.com All the best, Liz
Creed Bratton (3 years ago)
After weeks of searching for a video that explains how to clean crystals I stumbled upon your video!! Thank you for taking the time to make the videos Finaly a video explaining the cleaning process, not a look at what I found video
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+michigha Thanks for watching and wishing you all the very best. Cheers, Liz
lulubelle1239 (3 years ago)
i just LOVE you.i have learned so much. i and tumbling stones i get on AMAZON. And doing some wire wrap. Thanks for the information .
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+lulubelle1239 Thanks for watching and commenting Lulubelle. Cheers, Liz
Hydra_21 (3 years ago)
And can I have or buy some? I Bearly started hating a rock collection
Hydra_21 (3 years ago)
Hi Liz I don't know if I found a quartz can you make a video on how to Idenefy them
randz211 (3 years ago)
hello there. thanks for your video! i have a huge raw Amethyst. can you help me find a legitimate buyer? do you have email so that i can communicate with you properly? Thanks! Best Regards!
Darkened Scorpio (3 years ago)
I have quarts, and some very nice rocks. anyone interested ?
Renky Kazery (1 year ago)
Do you still have them? Are they manmade or real. Can you send pictures and price list?
Jennifer Schultz (2 years ago)
do you have pictures?!?.How Much?!? If you still have your crystals please email me?!?. :)
lovemugen23 ̄ω ̄ (3 years ago)
whree do you find That stuff
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+sarah tolliver I have a video below showing How and where we found these. Thanks for watching Sarah. Cheers, Liz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU64nO54ODg
livin the fandom lyfe (3 years ago)
liz can i have one of or buy one and where? thank u😃
Darkened Scorpio (3 years ago)
+Liz Kreate I have quarts and some very nice rocks, can I send u some pictures of them?
livin the fandom lyfe (3 years ago)
Okay thank you so much liz and i am looking forward to speak to you again sometime😊
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+rose quartz the crystal gem Thanks for watching Rose. My store is LizKreate.com
livin the fandom lyfe (3 years ago)
Oh yeah last question what is your store called so i can purchase one? 😊
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+rose quartz the crystal gem :-)
FTL (3 years ago)
water? that removes colour.. right?
Todd Storms (3 years ago)
I am a young rock collecter, and I have about 200 rocks, including a ruby, quarts, amithyst, and more!!!
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+Todd Storms You're very lucky to be starting young. Good luck with it all and have fun collecting. Wishing you all the very best. Cheers, Liz
Sylvia Hernandez (3 years ago)
Can I please have one
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+Sylvia Hernandez Thanks for watching Sylvia. I will have some for sale on my online store, opening next week. Cheers, Liz
teca303 (3 years ago)
Cool video, just as a helpful reminder try not to clean your specimens from the mud/dirt in your household sinks as the mud gets trapped in the pipes and can be costly to fix. I see your crystals are really clear, here in Colorado they are heavily stained with iron oxide, quite a chore to clean off. Boric acid is really the only way to remove the stain.
Shawn McCormick (11 months ago)
Oh, and since this video's host is apparently nontoxic in procedure (unless using wood bleach of course) what is you're experience with any acid? Especially muriatic. It looks like a sweep approach, but we all should be skeptics. You're honest take good lady?!
Shawn McCormick (11 months ago)
Clean them in a geyser, right?! Seriously, good point. Most people abuse common plumbing.
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+teca303 Thanks for watching and commenting and also the great tip. All the best, Liz
Bryanna Shields (3 years ago)
I'm just starting my collection of crystals, mainly amethyst matrixes. Can I use water to clean any type of crystal or do some have chemical reactions? I'm scared to actually clean the ones I have now.
Clara Darlene Reger (2 years ago)
Quartz can only be dissolved in one acid that I know of - and it's so dangerous it would be very unlikely you could get it. Oxalic and dilute muriatic (pool cleaning) acid are commonly used, but precautions and safe handling techniques should be used. Vinegar works to dissolve calcite coatings, but takes a lot of time to work. Other crystals require different methods.
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+Bryanna Shields Hi Bryanna, Water and detergent is fine. Using the right acid also works great; as this is how they clean most of the crystals that is being sold. In saying that, just a word of caution; one has to be careful when working with acid as a lot of great specimen can also be easily damaged. Do your research first. All the best, Liz
sneakyplatypus (3 years ago)
Could you do a video on how to clean iron stained specimines. I have a lovely iron pyrite and calcite specdimine but i have scrubed and soaked and its still stained :(
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+john beckett Hi John, I'll see what I can do but no promises. All the best, Liz
Samantha Normand (3 years ago)
Hi Liz I love your videos I just wanted to know where do you get these crystals
LAUREL JONES (2 years ago)
harbor freight.rocktumblerinstructions
damok9999 (3 years ago)
+Samantha Normand you can buy them in bulk on ebay from around the world, i got a coffee can full from the olympic mountains in washington state, they are quite cheap when raw and dirty
Liz Kreate (3 years ago)
+Samantha Normand Hi Samantha, These came from Nundle NSW, Australia. I have a video called "Digging for Nundle Diamonds," showing how I prospect for them. All the best, Liz
Patience Pontious (4 years ago)
I love your videos and tips. You have taught me a lot and I thank you so much. Keep up the great work.
Liz Kreate (4 years ago)
+Patience Pontious My pleasure and thanks again for the comment Patience. Cheers, Liz
Jennifer Farber (4 years ago)
Loving Liz Create! Avid RockHounds should follow this video blog, her knowledge and demonstration of techniques is fascinating, clear, and extremely informative. (Not to mention entertaining!) Thank you Liz Create. I've referenced more of your videos than most for technique, what would you recommend for jewelry quality stones or crystals I can hound in northern California?
Jennifer Farber (4 years ago)
Curious what land/geological areas or signs you look for however that could be of use anywhere I rock hound?
Liz Kreate (4 years ago)
+Jennifer Farber Thanks for watching my videos Jennifer, and also for leaving a lovely comment. I am from Australia and not familiar with your neck of the woods but hopefully, the link below might be of use to start your search. Happy Hunting and wish you all the very best. Cheers, Liz http://www.mindat.org/mesg-5-260614.html
Nala Youn (4 years ago)
Making jewelry  is one of my some times too many hobbies. Prior to discovering YouTube last month I've attended craft shows for ideas and advice. I do appreciate the details, and time you've taken in your videos. Thank you
Liz Kreate (4 years ago)
You're welcome Nala and good luck with your calcite crystals. Cheers, Liz
Aesithair Runekafi (4 years ago)
I have a batch of quartz that has a little orange inside, but they are all kind of cloudy, is there something I can use to clear them up? Limeaway?
Liz Kreate (4 years ago)
Thanks for watching Aesithair. If the quartz are cloudy, I don't know of any method to use to clear them up apart from heat treatment. The orange stain inside can be cleaned using chemicals but I'm not comfortable in making any suggestion as to what chemicals to use as they can be quite dangerous if not handled properly. There's a few articles on the net regarding cleaning crystals. Good luck and take care. Cheers, Liz
MysteriusBhoice (5 years ago)
couldnt find oxalic acid so i use something i call iron destroyer sodium bisulfate + sodium chloride pour boilinghot water,DON'T INHALE THE FUMES!!, wait for it to cool and soak crystals overnight tested it on a rusty nail removed rust in 10 mins!! but for some reason crystals take longer to remove all rust note if your quartz has calcite crystals next to it do not use the above method because it will destroy everything except quartz and quartz matrix material
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Thanks for watching and the info Diegonikki. That sounds interesting. Don't mind experimenting and will surely try that on some really bad iron stained crystals. All the very best, Liz
Lea Johnson (5 years ago)
Thanks!
Lea Johnson (5 years ago)
I found a huge crystal and would like to separate it and get smaller ones is there a safe way to do that?
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Thanks for watching Lea. If you're after individual crystal from a cluster, I would suggest using a wet saw and cutting across between the matrix and the crystals. You can also chip away sections of individual crystals using a Tile Snip as long as the matrix is thin enough to be chipped. Good luck and all the very best, Liz
cool..:D
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Thanks for watching and commenting Adonis. Cheers, Liz
S White (5 years ago)
Maybe this is an ignorant comment but have you ever tried to clean them with a water pix? I think it would be gentler than the steel pin.
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Thanks for your comment and thank you for reminding me. Been meaning to get one for ages but just kept forgetting it. Wishing you the very best, Liz
irishmutt2 (5 years ago)
Hi Liz thank you so much for this as always superb video. Wal sounds just like my hubby, pulling me away from digs or worrying about the dark!! LOL The crystals I find are more like rock crystals and come with a "skin" for lack of a better term and also a harsh black almost tar looking areas. Oxalic acid does not even remove it at most of the times!! I do not like using the acid either, it dissolves everything but what you really want it to dissolve!! I shall have to figure out how to get some pics to you so you can possibly give me some suggestions!! Always enjoy your videos, keep sparkling :-)
irishmutt2 (5 years ago)
I am trying to send them Liz just having troubles with it all!! :-(
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Hi Tamzin, we have found crystals in the past with crusting on top. I manage to remove the crusting by "GENTLY" tapping it using the back of a butter knife. Don't know if it's the same with your crystals. You can send me the photo by Adding me on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Lizkreate1?ref=tn_tnmn
indyme2 (5 years ago)
Beautiful crystals. Thanks for the info too. Keep digging!
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
Thanks for commenting Indy. Cheers, Liz
thomas101834 (5 years ago)
Oooh I love quartz crystals. They are so good for storing and channeling energy. I have several, but you can never have to many,lol. Happy Hunting
Zerah Delaine (4 years ago)
+thomas101834 What else can you do with crystals? I have a ton of points and some broken.
Liz Kreate (5 years ago)
No arguments from me Thomas...:-)

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