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How to Etch a Benitoite Specimen

Benitoite and Neptunite Specimen

Have some benitoite material you want to etch?
There is a very detailed 'How To' page with pictures on

Some things to note before reading
- It is recommended to read the whole article before starting your own project, so you know exactly what to expect.
- The benitoite specific article starts about 1/3 of the way down the page under, 'How to Clean / Etch a Benitoite Specimen.'

You will have to use muriatic acid during your etching process.  Muriatic acid can be fatal if not handled properly.  USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!  Please make sure to follow all safety guidelines labeled on the packaging of the acid, and use all necessary safety equipment.