[meteorite-list] Etching Chemicals
From: David Freeman <dfreeman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:43 2004
Dear Ari and List;
If you have a water lab locally, where the lab rats do water testing and
may or not have a gas chronograph, the water lab will have the couple of
chemicals you need, and, all you have to provide is the ethanol
alcohol, which is a buck or two. The lab would probably have a buck or
two into the chemicals as well, and since they buy in 2 liter or larger
bottles, that a couple of ounces is not an issue to them either.
Look in the yellow pages, go visit with a nice slice of iron and explain
the need to etch and even offer the mad professor a small specimen for
his troubles and that may be the easiest way to get etching solution.
Mr. Norton's books have the brew recipe in the back, nitric and ethanol,
ethanol can also be aquired where gasoline ethanol additive is unloaded
from the bulk dealers shipments of the black rail road cars. There may
be a free standing puddle of product sitting on the ground. FLAMABLE!!!
The same lab would have the chemicals for testing for nickel, being
hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, citric acid, amonium hydroxide, and
All are on pages 415 through 417 in Rocks from Space 2nd. Ed.
Or check with the pharmacist and have him order the goodies, but beware
of shipping problems, and not to be confused with some one operating a
ari machiz wrote:
> Hi list,
> I would like to know where one might obtain etching
> chemicals as well. This is an obvious question for the
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Received on Mon 26 Mar 2001 04:05:32 PM PST