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Posted in response to Repair of a fluorite specimen? from Bob on May 24, 2007 at 15:23:01:

Re: Repair of a fluorite specimen?

Bob,

If you use the fluorite cleavage to clean up your cubes, you will end up with and octahedron or a combination of the cube and octahedron. You end up taking off each corner of the cube. Your chisel would be harder than the fluorite. As fluorite is brittle it may shatter instead of cleaving. When I was a kid I used a razor blade to cleave some fluorite just as an experiment.

Doug

From Doug Merson - May 25, 2007 at 00:03:24
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